Commercial structure largest built
with recycled industrial materials
A large commercial development in Syracuse, New
York, will be the world’s largest structure to be built with
recycled industrial materials, incorporate energy efficient features
and reduced emissions.
The developers of Destiny USA, a multi-use project,
signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the United States Environmental
Protection Agency, (EPA) promising to use a variety of environmentally
Destiny USA has agreed to:
- Employ green building techniques;
- Become a partner in EPA’s Resource Conservation
Challenge, WaterSense, and Energy Star programs;
- Use more than 3,000 tons of coal ash in concrete, reducing
greenhouse gases by more than 3,000 tons;
- Retrofit more than 100 construction trucks to reduce
emissions by 85 percent;
- Incorporate hybrid and diesel vehicles in to its fleet;
- Promote EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership to
its carriers, shippers, and tenants to reduce truck emissions;
- Begin a commuter benefits program.
EPA is asking developers nationwide to expand
their use of recycled industrial materials including coal combustion
products, foundry sand and construction and demolition debris.