VaporSeal 309 Reduces CO2 Emissions at UCSF Medical Center by more than 100 Tons
The new UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay is another excellent example of the VaporSeal 309 System in action. The VaporSeal 309 System provided UCSF what we provide all of our clients: an expertly cured concrete slab with controlled and warranted moisture levels. Moreover, by eliminating the need for a remedial moisture emission control system, VaporSeal 309 conserved the following for this 900,000-square-foot medical center:
- Based upon the content of an industry-leading engineered cement underlayment with 5% Portland cement, 20% calcium aluminate cement, 20% limestone, and 55% crystalline silica. Portland cement is assumed to have 0.8 tons of embodied CO2 emission per ton. Calcium aluminate cement and limestone are assumed to have 0.5 tons each of embodied CO2 emission per ton.
- Assumes 1/8″ average thickness when applied. One bag of cement at 1/8″ average thickness will yield 48 square feet.
- Per MSDS of a representative moisture vapor control coating, their 3.4 gallon kit contains a minimum of 1.2 gallons of BPA.
- Per representative moisture vapor control coating manufacturer, product is applied at 100sq.ft./gallon. Therefore,one kit covers 340 sq.ft.
- Crystalline silica, the majority component of most cement underlayment products and a common airborne contaminant resulting from surface preparation procedures, can cause silicosis (cancer) when repeatedly inhaled.
Averted Fuel Consumption and Energy Use through use of VaporSeal 3091:
- For the UCSF Medical Center project, the daily commute from San Jose, CA to San Francisco, CA was approximately 100 miles. The 180 day estimate is based upon a typical 4 man crew, including 1 box truck and one passenger car, completing 5,000 square feet of moisture mitigation work per day.