Ozinga receives USGBC-IL Emerald Award for CarbonCure

April 13, 2017
 

Ozinga to be recognized for Green Building Innovation at Limelight event on May 18

CHICAGO, IL – Ozinga and CarbonCure Technologies are proud to announce that Ozinga has been named the winner of the 12th Annual Illinois Emerald Award for Green Building Innovation for its work with CarbonCure.

The U.S. Green Building Council-Illinois (USGBC-Illinois) announced the winners of the Emerald Awards, which showcase the best and brightest contributors to a more sustainably built environment by recognizing outstanding individuals, organizations, projects and technologies.

Ozinga is a fourth-generation family-owned American business providing ready mix concrete products to Chicago and the surrounding area since 1928. Ozinga installed CarbonCure’s technology at its Chicago Chinatown plant in September 2016. Following extensive testing, Ozinga has been using the technology to optimize its carbon footprint.

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The CarbonCure system is installed at Ozinga’s
downtown Chicago concrete plant
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CarbonCure recycles carbon dioxide gas (CO2) that would otherwise be released as pollution from nearby industrial emitters. The technology injects CO2 into Ozinga’s concrete mix, where it chemically converts into a mineral and becomes permanently captured in the concreteThe process helps to improve Ozinga’s concrete compressive strength, which enables the company to further optimize its manufacturing process to achieve greater carbon reductions.

“On behalf of the USGBC-Illinois, I want to congratulate Ozinga and CarbonCure on winning this year’s Emerald Award for Green Building Innovation. CarbonCure is truly revolutionary and we look forward to seeing more construction projects built in Chicago using Ozinga concrete made with recycled CO2,” said Patricia Lloyd, Vice-Chair of USGBC-Illinois and Sustainability Manager for Leopardo Companies, Inc.

Ozinga will be recognized among other sustainability leaders at Limelight on May 18, 2017 at the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago. Tickets to the event and presentation of the Emerald Awards are currently available to the public online.

“We are honored to be selected as an Emerald Award recipient and look forward to the opportunities to use  CarbonCure in conjunction with our other sustainable technologies in the production of ready mix concrete,” said Ryan Cialdella, Vice President of Research and Development at Ozinga.

For more information regarding Limelight, visit www.usgbc-illinois.org.

About Ozinga

Ozinga is a fourth-generation family-owned American business providing concrete, materials, energy and logistics solutions. For over 85 years, Ozinga has offered the highest quality and best service in its communities. Ozinga concrete is available in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, and now Miami, FL.  Learn more at www.ozinga.com.


About CarbonCure Technologies Inc.

CarbonCure is concrete’s gateway to the green building community. Its technology chemically repurposes waste carbon dioxide during the concrete manufacturing process. Through collaboration with leading designers, the company and its partners are supplying a scalable solution to address the growing demand for green building materials. CarbonCure concrete is available through leading concrete manufacturers across North America. Learn more at www.carboncure.com.

For more information, please contact
Christie Gamble at cgamble@carboncure.com

 

 

 

“On behalf of the USGBC-Illinois, I want to congratulate Ozinga and CarbonCure on winning this year’s Emerald Award for Green Building Innovation.

CarbonCure is truly revolutionary and we look forward to seeing more construction projects built in Chicago using Ozinga concrete made with recycled CO2."

- Patricia Lloyd, Vice Chair, USGBC-IL and Sustainability Manager, Leopardo Companies, Inc.

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