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Granite Facility Recognized as a California Green Business

Granite announced that its Santa Clara Asphalt facility in Santa Clara, Calif., has been recognized as a California Green Business by the California Green Business Network in acknowledgement of its efforts to conserve resources and prevent pollution to help make Santa Clara County a more sustainable community. Granite is the only asphalt plant with this designation in California.

As a California Green Business, Granite enforces practices that help to cut down on the use of water and energy and reduce waste to make a lasting, sustainable change. Granite recycles approximately one million tons of asphalt and concrete per year in California alone. 

On average, the Santa Clara plant uses 40,000 to 60,000 tons of recycled asphalt and approximately 1,500 tons of recycled rubber tires each year for use in their reclaimed asphalt pavement and rubberized asphalt, two products that conserve raw materials and reduce emissions.

“We are proud to serve as an industry leader in environmentally responsible aggregates and asphalt production, while managing environmental risk and conserving natural resources,” said Coastal Region Construction Materials Manager Donald Roland.

Sustainability is Granite’s strategic approach to managing business with the future in mind: integrating values of social responsibility and environmental stewardship while supporting economic prosperity by building infrastructure that improves quality of life, the company said.