Without a full life-cycle environmental impact analysis, it’s hard to know just
how green is any given product.
Concrete, for instance, is indisputably sustainable – or is it? At the heart of
concrete is Portland cement, the making of which, some say, is a not-so-sustainable
Finding the balance between greener chemistry and performance can be difficult.
Federal and state environmentally preferable purchasing programs focus on products
that have a reduced negative impact on the environment and human health compared
to traditional products.