It’s Sustainably Soy Benefits2023-05-31T21:12:57+00:00

Showcase Your Investments in Sustainable Construction Materials and Methods

When your organization invests in an infrastructure project like a road, bridge, highway, or new building, you’re making an improvement for the benefit of future generations. It’s never been easier for institutions to incorporate soy- and bio-based, sustainable construction materials and methods into their new build projects or maintenance initiatives.

The Benefits of Soy

Switching to soy- and bio-based construction materials and environmentally conscious methods isn’t just good for the environment; it’s good economics. Here’s why more organizations are making the switch to soy every day:

For You:

Environmental Stewardship2023-05-30T19:33:12+00:00

Soy- and bio-based construction materials are rooted in sustainable farming practices. The crops are abundant, return each season, and do not require extractive techniques like petroleum- or mineral-based products.

Using soy-based and other bio-based construction materials in your ongoing construction and maintenance plans helps support the agricultural economy in Illinois and nationwide.

Utilizing soy and other bio-based compounds in construction materials reduces demand for petroleum-derived products and provides momentum for the switch to a more environmentally-friendly and sustainable construction and infrastructure economy.

Economic Stewardship2023-05-30T19:38:08+00:00

With parity in price and performance, organizations are switching to soy in their construction projects and maintenance programs.

Researchers have been diligently working to find new uses for soy to help you get more out of your infrastructure investments and extend the longevity of your project.

Today, a growing pipeline of products exists to help you make the switch to soy. Products include:

  • Surface Paving and Repair
  • Dust suppressants
  • Hydraulic Fluids
  • Lubricants, Oils & Greases
  • Paints, Stains, Sealers & More
  • Roofing Materials, Insulation
  • Carpets, Composite Panels, Furniture & More

New soy-based products are continuously coming to market. Learn more at our resource library.

For Illinois:

Agricultural Economy: Farms to Families2023-05-30T19:38:50+00:00

When you make the switch to soy- and bio-based sustainable construction materials, you’re not just supporting the environment; you’re supporting the hardworking farmers and farming families across Illinois.

Rather than rely on petroleum-based or other chemical compounds of concern that are manufactured out-of-state or extracted overseas and have harmful health and environmental impacts, you can switch to soy and make a direct impact on Illinois’ economy.

Soybeans support nearly 23,000 jobs and provide almost $1.2 billion in wages for Illinois workers annually. When you switch to soy and get your project “It’s Sustainably Soy” Certified, you will be able to show your support for Illinois’ agricultural economy and hardworking soybean farmers.

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