Green Initiatives

Manatts, Inc. has long been one of the state’s largest recyclers. It is an underlying belief that each decision made during a project is the best for our environment. Whenever possible, aggregates are recycled on the job site. Our crews, with the help of our Paradigm crusher, re-manufacture the recycled material so they may be utilized into finished products. To protect our water quality, all oil generated as a byproduct from our equipment and trucks is channeled to an EPA certified waste and oil recycler. Our pledge incorporates bio-diesel that is grown and manufactured in our native state and strategic partnerships with local industries to utilize complimentary byproducts.

 

LEED Certified Projects

Our LEED accredited professionals would be happy to assist you in the design and development of your next project. Their expertise can be invaluable in implementing environmentally sustainable practices to help increase your score in the LEED Green Building System.

LEED Certification provides that construction is completed using strategies aimed at achieving high performance in key areas of human and environmental health and sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality.

 

Concrete and the environment:

Concrete is a very durable, low maintenance product. When Manatts, Inc. uses concrete to pave a road or reconstruct an airport runway they know that they won’t have to return to the site for several years because the product is long-lasting. Concrete construction is good for the environment in this aspect because it requires low energy consumption to make the desirable engineering properties.

The Federal Government has passed laws regarding the environment that Manatts, Inc. is always making sure to comply with.

The Clean Water Act – primary federal law in U.S. governing water pollution. The act established the goals of eliminating releases of high amounts of toxic substances into the water, helping to eliminate additional water pollution.

The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act – federal law governing the disposal of solid waste and hazardous waste.

 

Asphalt and the environment:

Asphalt is the sustainable material for constructing pavements. Asphalt pavements minimize the impact on the environment; low consumption of energy for production and construction, low emission of greenhouse gases, and conservation of natural resources help to make asphalt the environmental pavement of choice.

Asphalt For Recycling and Energy Reduction – Asphalt is one of America’s most recycled products. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Federal Highway Administration, about 90 million tons of asphalt pavement are reclaimed each year, and over 80 percent of that total is recycled.

Recycling asphalt helps to save hundreds of acres of landfill space each year.

Asphalt For Better Water Quality – Porous asphalt can help improve water quality. Asphalt pavements:

  • conserve water
  • allow for better use of land
  • reduce runoff
  • promote infiltration
  • clean stormwater
  • replenish aquifers
  • protect streams

Asphalt For Clean Air – Emissions from asphalt plants, including greenhouse gases, are very low and well-controlled. Since 1970, the asphalt industry has decreased total emission from plants by 97% while increasing production by 250%. Emissions from asphalt plants are so low; the EPA considers them as only minor sources of industrial pollution.

Because asphalt is a renewable, sustainable material, it is environmentally friendly.