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NRMCA Plant Certifications: Green-Star, Sustainable Concrete

What can be done to create a more efficient and environmentally friendly concrete plant, let our qualified personnel help. Our experts will assist in planning and designing an EMS system, or verifying sustainable practices for any new or existing concrete or pipe plant to earn an appropriate certification.

Green-Star  - The NRMCA Green-Star Program of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association was designed by the Environmental Task Group of the Operations, Environmental and Safety Committee (NRMCA-OES) as a means to support the efforts of the ready mixed concrete industry towards environmental excellence, through the recognition of the use of Environmental Management Systems (EMS) as a tool for environmental benchmarking and continual improvement, and as a means to recognize those who adhere to essential principals of the environmental and sustainability movement of the industry.

The NRMCA Green-Star Program will serve as a useful mechanism to recognize those within the industry who have achieved or are actively working towards environmental excellence and/or a demonstrable reduction of environmental impacts, following the principals of sustainability. It will also provide a formal opportunity for the recognition of those companies through a rigorous, structured certification process capable of withstanding third-party oversight. The foundation of the NRMCA Green-Star program was created in collaboration with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Highways Partnership.

There are less than 100 Green-Star certified auditors in the world. JT Environmental Consulting is proud to have two certified auditors on-staff.

Sustainable Concrete - The NRMCA Sustainable Concrete Plant Certification (SCP certification) program provides a quantitative, performance-based metric, to allow ready mixed concrete producers to demonstrate excellence in sustainable development. The Certification provides ready mixed concrete plant personnel with specific guidance to assess their production practices and implement sustainability strategies that will ultimately lower their overall footprint.

To certify, plant personnel use the Sustainable Concrete Plant Guidelines (Guidelines) to rate a plant’s level of sustainability within different credit categories. Plants can achieve between 0 and 100 points depending on how many sustainability credits are achieved and their level of performance within each credit. The Guidelines were developed through generous funding from the RMC Research & Education Foundation. The development process was managed by NRMCA.



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