We’re naturally sustainable.
We may not have invented sustainability, but given concrete, steel and ductile iron’s long histories of efficiency and Forterra’s ongoing commitment to the environment, we’re certainly doing our part.
Concrete has been a go-to building product since the Roman Empire. And ductile iron has been popular since its introduction in the 1950s. Proven, viable and lasting, both materials have a lifespan of 100+ years, making them two of the most energy-efficient and eco-friendly building products available.
And we’re focused on the future.
With Forterra products, there's practically no waste, while contribution to landfills is dramatically reduced. Made primarily of local, natural, non-toxic elements from the earth – including sand, gravel or crushed stone – Forterra's concrete products are inert. They are not flammable, will not react with other materials and won't release chemicals into their surroundings.
While Forterra has diverse divisions, each with its own solid commitment to sustainability, we all have an unwavering commitment to meet today's needs without negatively impacting tomorrow's generations.
So remember, when you spec Forterra, you reduce the carbon footprint of your project. And there are countless other reasons why Forterra ductile iron pipe and highly engineered concrete pressure pipe are today's sustainable solution:
Drainage Pipe & Products' reinforced concrete pipe (RCP) creates 87% fewer carbon emissions that alternative pipe materials, such as HDPE.
Ductile iron and pressure pipe from Water Pipe & Products is less likely to leak than other pipe materials. This is especially true for pipes that carry drinking water – and less treated water wasted into the soil means less fresh water treatment costs.
Structural & Specialty Products' long service life reduces energy needs by eliminating further manufacturing energy required to make replacement products. And the reinforcement used is steel, which is typically 90-100% recycled materials.
As responsible stewards of the environment, Stormwater Management Systems is focused on the evolution of green technology, while leading efforts for a more sustainable culture, economy and world.