Going Green in Construction

Now, more than ever, it’s important to consider going green in construction. And if you’re looking to make your build more green, we have some helpful tips for you. Read on to learn more about how Elston Materials can help you create a green build that doesn’t sacrifice any quality.

Sustainable LEED blocks

Sustainable LEED blocks are made with recycled materials and use fewer resources, making them a greener option. At Elson, our blocks are made with 43% recycled materials, one of the highest percentages in the industry. We also manufacture these blocks within 500 miles of Elston, which means there’s less waste in their production. You can read more about the benefits of LEED certified block here.

Volumetric mixers

Volumetric mixers have many advantages to your construction project. You can read more about those advantages here. But when it comes to going green in construction, they help produce less pollution and environmental waste. Traditional concrete pours release high amounts of dust into the air, which increases pollution. Volumetric mixers don’t!

So in addition to saving yourself money and using higher-quality concrete, you’d be contributing to a greener build as well. 

Locally sourced materials

One of the best things you can do to contribute to going green in construction is to source your materials as locally as possible. And good news—if you’re in the Chicago area, you can get all your materials from Elston Materials! We have everything you need, from concrete to construction tools. 

Going green in construction? We can help

Elston Materials is Chicago’s #1 source for masonry constructions supplies. So you can trust us for all your construction supplies! You can view all of our products here and learn more about our concrete here. Alongside Elston, you can help contribute to a greener future.

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Cassie Vu