ECOncrete is proud to be among the first companies to take the WEDG pledge and commit to resilient, accessible, and healthy waterfronts. Using ecological concrete reinforces structural durability, while also enhancing habitat opportunities for local species that improve coastal resilience.
The Waterfront Alliance’s Waterfront Edge Design Guidelines (WEDG) provides an independent rating system and guidelines to address responsible waterfront development. (http://wedg.
One of the first WEDG certified projects was at Brooklyn Bridge Park, which featured ECOncrete. Using ecological concrete reinforces structural durability, while also enhancing habitat opportunities for local species that improve coastal resilience.
Specifying ECOncrete into projects complies with WEDG accreditations to balance and support access, resiliency, and ecology. ECOncrete falls under different categories in the WEDG Manual Guidelines including ecological enhanced structural components and Natural Resources Categories*. ECOncrete is already applying several aspects of WEDG guidelines as its innovative technology helps to maintain and restore biodiversity and ecosystem services, restore and increase ecosystem complexity, support native habitat complexity, foster resilient energy sources, practice environmentally-responsible construction, as ECOncrete also partners with academic and scientific institutes to study or monitor the site.
Having biologically sound structural components allows maritime ports and harbors to have the strength of steel but with all the natural benefits. Learn more about ECOncrete’s project examples, and how we bring concrete to life.
*credit 3.4, ecological enhanced structural components / Natural Resources Categories under credits 4.1- 4.3, 4.7-4.8, 4.1