CARLSTADT, N.J., February 10, 2016 – Hycrete, Inc., a leader in waterproofing and corrosion protection technologies for concrete, is proud to announce that it has maintained Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM Gold under the new, more stringent, V3 guidelines – and has achieved Platinum in Material Health. As the first Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM building material, Hycrete continues its commitment to continual product improvement and environmental and social responsibility
The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute’s transition to V3 includes more stringent requirements in Material Health, Material Reutilization, Renewable Energy and Carbon Management, Water Stewardship, and Social Fairness. As part of its maintenance of Gold under V3, Hycrete has developed comprehensive water and social responsibility and fairness programs. Examples of these initiatives include a program to reduce water use and improve effluent quality, which will be started in 2016, as well as a program working with engineering students like the ones at the University of Nevada, Reno to educate in the field of concrete admixture technologies and assist students as they conduct their own research.
What does this mean for the building materials industry? Hycrete admixtures are now the only Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM Gold concrete waterproofing admixtures – an important certification for waterproofing and corrosion protection of the world’s most widely used building material – concrete. With the continued growth of LEED and environmental stewardship in the building industry, Hycrete is excited to expand its role as the primary choice for concrete waterproofing and corrosion protection – contributing to overall project LEED goals and delivering unmatched performance in the process.
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About Hycrete Inc.
Based in Fairfield, N.J., Hycrete, Inc. provides concrete producers, builders, designers, and owners with modern concrete construction technologies that deliver long-term water, vapor and corrosion protection. Hycrete’s sustainable solutions, backed by industry-leading warranties, accelerate construction schedules, deliver cost savings and provide peace of mind. The company delivers integral waterproofing that eliminates the need for external membranes and offers admixtures designed to enhance concrete durability and keep water out of structures. The company focuses on sub-grade, grade, and super-grade water, vapor and corrosion protection. Applications include deep foundation slabs and walls, podium and plaza decks, water features, green roofs, water treatment, parking and tunnel structures. For more information, please visit hycrete.com.