Concrete and LEED

Concrete Specification

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.

Concrete Stewardship

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 CreditTitleU.S. Concrete SolutionsPossible Points
5.2, 6.1, 6.2Storm Water ManagementPervious Concrete
Reduce storm water runnoff and minimizes the amount of land needed for retention ponds
4.1, 4.2Recycled contentEF Technology ® concrete mixes
EF Colorfast™
1Optimize Energy PerformanceThe main energy benefits of using concrete in building is its high thermal mass which leads to thermal stability11
7.1Heat Island EffectConcrete parking Lots and Pavements1
5.1, 5.2Regional MaterialsU.S. Concrete develops mix designs using locally available materials that reduce transportation time and therefore, CO2 emission.2
2.1, 2.2Construction Waste Management:Ultrablock. Recycled “returned concrete” to produce the Ultrablock LOCK-BLOCK® Retaining Wall System.We crush and reuse concrete as aggregates for pavement base2
8.1, 8.2Daylight & ViewsConcrete’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 designs2


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