Concrete & LEED
The ARIDUS® Rapid Drying Concrete specifications found at ARCAT is a complete CSI 3-part architectural specs that can easily be downloaded, customized for your residential or commercial project, and included in your master spec for future use.
Adding “green” concrete to your designs can increase environmental performance and even provide cost savings. The use of concrete can help qualify for credits under Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED).
How can concrete help in earning points toward LEED certification?
LEED points are not earned for use of a particular material or product, but using concrete as part of sustainable building strategies will help earning points toward certification.
U.S. Concrete solutions can help contribute to earning LEED credits in a particular category.
|LEED Credit||Title||U.S. Concrete Solutions||Possible Points|
|5.2, 6.1, 6.2||Storm Water Management||Pervious Concrete
Reduce storm water runnoff and minimizes the amount of land needed for retention ponds
|4.1, 4.2||Recycled content||EF Technology ® concrete mixes
|1||Optimize Energy Performance||The main energy benefits of using concrete in building is its high thermal mass which leads to thermal stability
|7.1||Heat Island Effect||Concrete parking Lots and Pavements||1|
|5.1, 5.2||Regional Materials||U.S. Concrete develops mix designs using locally available materials that reduce transportation time and therefore, CO2 emission.||2|
|2.1, 2.2||Construction Waste Management:||Ultrablock. Recycled “returned concrete” to produce the Ultrablock LOCK-BLOCK® Retaining Wall System.We crush and reuse concrete as aggregates for pavement base||2|
|8.1, 8.2||Daylight & Views||Concrete’s superior strength can help architects build column- free, longer structures with more floor spaces. This allows more light into interior spaces and maximize interior lighting and views.U.S. Concrete high performance mix designs||2|