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CeraTech Inc.

August 07, 2014 06:05 ET

CeraTech Releases Environmental Calculator to Support Green Building Practices

CeraTech's Environmental Calculator Enables Engineers, Producers, Contractors, and Owners to Quantify Carbon Reduction and Water Conservation in Support of the Current Green Building Practices Defined by Groups Such as the Architecture 2030's RoadMap to Zero Emissions and USGBC's LEED Rating System

ALEXANDRIA, VA--(Marketwired - Aug 7, 2014) - CeraTech, the industry's leading producer of durable, high performance, and lowest carbon footprint cement for concrete, announced today the release of a sustainability calculator and related video, which quantify the environmental benefits of using a "green" concrete.

The company produced the sustainability calculator to better enable architects and engineers to quantify the sustainability and life cycle attributes of concrete produced using non-portland cement. The environmental advantages are significant, specifically in terms of eliminating CO2, preserving virgin resources, and conserving critical water resources. The environmental benefits calculator may be accessed at http://www.ceratechinc.com/sustainability.

Although CO2 emissions reduction remains a key environmental priority, conservation of water is a critical and immediate problem. In addition to producing a cement with the lowest carbon footprint, the technology of CERATECH™ Cement concretes results in an unparalleled, new level of water conservation. CeraTech concretes require less than 50% of the water consumed by traditional portland cement concretes.

The conservation benefits have been independently quantified and audited in CeraTech's ekkomaxx™ concrete EPD utilizing the Product Category Rule developed by the Carbon Leadership Forum and endorsed by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM).

"We are pleased to provide contractors, architects, and engineers with a sustainable concrete calculator. We have also provided a video narrative that further explains the technology and quantifies our environmental stewardship in producing sustainable cement construction products," explained Jon Hyman, President and CEO of CeraTech.

CeraTech is a member of the Carbon Leadership Forum, the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, USGBC, and a strong proponent of new sustainability initiatives, codes, and standards like Architecture 2030's RoadMap to Zero Emissions, USGBC's LEED, ICC's IgCC, and the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructures Envision rating system.

About CeraTech Inc.:
CeraTech manufactures, markets, and sells licensed products throughout a network of "Preferred Producers" interested in environmental stewardship and supplying durable concrete products. CeraTech's brands of bulk cements for concrete include: ekkomaxx™ (general purpose, fast drying, low heat of hydration), KEMROK™ (corrosion resistant), and FIREROK™ (heat resistant). More information about CeraTech and the CERATECH™ Cement system is available at: http://www.CeraTechinc.com.

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