- Sustainability and PCI
- Learn about the efforts of PCI and its members to become more sustainable
- Precast Concrete and Sustainable Design
- Learn about the benefits of precast concrete
- LEED Resources
- Find out how precast can contribute toward LEED and other green building rating systems
- The Building Envelope
- Precast concrete, the building envelope, and energy savings
- PCI Certification
- Learn about the industry’s most respected measure of quality and professional assurance
- Case Studies
- Projects that have used precast concrete to assist in achieving their sustainable design goals
- Life-Cycle Assessment
- Study of the environmental impact of precast concrete
- Educational Resources
- Schedule a seminar or box-lunch program
- Frequently asked questions, terminology, links, and more
“Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”
- The World Commission on Environment and Development, Our Common Future (1987)
Sustainability and PCI
Few industries are moving sustainability forward at a faster rate than PCI. Because of its history as the technical and standard-setting institute for the precast/prestressed concrete industry, PCI’s approach to sustainability is to provide information that is based on research and technical knowledge.
Precast/prestressed concrete can contribute to sustainable design in many ways. It is a versatile and durable material, produced in a factory by highly trained personnel with virtually no waste, under stringent quality control measures. Precast panels can be quickly erected on the jobsite with minimal disruption to the site and precast's thermal mass can save energy and increase comfort.
As concerns about greenwashing become prevalent, PCI is committed to providing accurate, useful, and proven information about precast/prestressed concrete products and services. Explore this site for information based on PCI’s vast knowledge bank for recommendations and best practices on how precast/prestressed construction can meet the energy, durability, and consumption concerns of today’s sustainable designs.