GREEN

Green-Environmental Responsibility

The use of concrete is a simple way to gain LEED (R) credits on any project.  MSG has worked closely with contractors and have certified insulated concrete wall installers on-staff that can assist you with your ICF project.  Below are a few ways MSG reduces our impact on the environment:

 

  • 99.9% efficient on-demand direct contact hot water heaters for wintertime concrete.

  • Leftover concrete is used for concrete blocks or reprocessed to make road base, another way to gain LEED (R) points on your project.

  • Reduction of equipment and truck idle time.

  • Used oil heater at the shop facility for disposal of all refused petroleum products on-site.

  • Our plants have central dust collection systems to capture any dust from batching or unloading of cement into the silos, which in turn is reused.

  • MSG has a program to assist with the LEED (R) Rating System credit calculation by using recycled and regional material values and printable summaries are available for all of our mix designs.

  • We use fly ash (a byproduct of coal power plants) in most mixes, which is not only a good use for this waste product but also adds great characteristics to concrete finish ability