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Construction: greener, cleaner than you imagined

Posted By Tom Jackson On April 22, 2009 @ 11:06 am In Construction News | No Comments

For having such a dirty reputation, the construction industry is a lot greener than many thought–accounting for less than one-percent of greenhouse gasses. That’s the word from the Associated General Contractors of America in their analysis of EPA data [1]. Other highlights in the report include the fact that the construction industry recycles 97.5 percent of its structural steel, 65 percent of reinforcing steel and 80 percent of asphalt.

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[1] analysis of EPA data: http://www.epa.gov/sectors/pdf/construction-sector-report.pdf.

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