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Green Practices

Hood River Sand, Gravel & Ready Mix, Inc. is a committed partner in the effort to make the construction process as environmentally conscientious as possible. Concrete has been recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council as an important resource in maximizing the efficiencies required to secure Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) recognition.

Five Ways Concrete Helps Build Green

  1. Concrete creates sustainable sites
  2. Concrete enhances energy performance
  3. Concrete contains recycled materials
  4. Concrete is manufactured locally
  5. Concrete builds durable structures

Hood River Sand materials are LEED approved, incorporating the most up to date processes including reclaimed/recycled rock and concrete, closed systems that protect the environment in the manufacturing process, and delivery systems that minimize waste and pinpoint placement. For more information about minimizing the impact your project has on the environment visit the LEED Certification website at www.cement.org, the US Green Building Council website at www.usgbc.org or Concrete Thinkers at www.concretethinker.com.

HR Sand and Gravel Green Practices