Aggregate Industries Products Central to Sustainable Construction Project

Aggregate Industries US made a huge contribution to the new MGM National Harbor in Maryland. Located on the eastern shore of the Potomac River, just south of Washington, D.C., the 1 million-sq.-ft. facility – which will feature gaming, lodging, entertaining, dining, retail and parking space – is a showcase for sustainability. Every element throughout the 24-story mixed-use development was designed with sustainability in mind, including extensive use of natural light, LED lighting and water-saving features, such as the 750,000-gal. cistern that will collect rainwater.

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Habitat Conservation Organization Recognizes Cemex

Cemex received five awards from the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC), including the prestigious 2016 Gold Tier Program of the Year award for its conservation efforts at the El Carmen ecological reserve, a critical area for wildlife at the scenic Texas-Mexico border.

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Creating a Culture of Sustainability

According to Stephen Ashkin, CEO of Sustainability DashboardTools, a web-based system that helps facilities measure and monitor their consumption and use of natural resources, there are four things necessary for a business to create what he calls “a culture of sustainability.”

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Cemex Completes Water Recycling System at Balcones Quarry in Texas

Cemex announced the completion of a new water recycling system at its Balcones quarry near New Braunfels, Texas. The new state-of-the-art system reflects commitment to sustainability by reducing reliance on local water sources and decreasing operational costs at the quarry.

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NSSGA Warns EPA on Risk Assessment Process

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) submitted preliminary comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) concerning a forthcoming process that the agency will use to conduct chemical risk assessments. This process will determine if and how EPA will attempt to further regulate common rock dust.

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