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Green concrete Q & A with Graniterock expert Jon Erskine

Posted by Jon Erskine on Mar 15, 2017

Green building is all the rage across the country, especially in the San Francisco Bay Area where high tech companies seek environmentally-friendly materials and sustainable practices on nearly all new construction projects.Concrete is a major component of green building.
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Permeable Aggregate Systems for Playing Fields

Posted by Graniterock on Mar 18, 2015

It’s no doubt that synthetic athletic fields are becoming more popular. Organizations that decide to install synthetic fields have realized lower maintenance costs and better playability. Using a sophisticated system of drainage channels, filter fabrics and specialized aggregate, a well-designed field draws water quickly from the turf layer allowing year-round play and reliable playability in wet weather. 
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Technical Note – Permeable Paver Systems

Posted by Mike Munn on Mar 18, 2015

Permeable pavers are becoming increasingly popular as people and agencies strive to protect our environment. Permeable pavers help prevent water runoff and charge aquifers. Permeable pavers can only achieve designed drainage when specific aggregates are installed to create a totally permeable “system.” This system is comprised of a top layer of concrete pavers that have small joints filled with small stones.  Water then enters the joints penetrating various layers of larger crushed washed stones to allow the water to either be stored, or infiltrate the soil subgrade and help filter pollutants.   
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Building Materials and LEED®

Posted by Ben Licari on Mar 18, 2015

Building Materials and LEED® 
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Green Building Programs Compared Post IV

Posted by Ben Licari on Mar 18, 2015

This is the fourth in a series of posts summarizing the various green building programs currently in use. 
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Green Building Programs Compared Post III

Posted by Ben Licari on Mar 18, 2015

This is the third in a series of posts summarizing the various green building programs currently in use.
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Green Building Programs Compared Post II

Posted by Ben Licari on Mar 18, 2015

This is the second in a series of posts summarizing the various green building programs currently in use. We started our series with a summary of LEED®.  
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