LEED GREEN BUILDING RATING SYSTEM AND CONCRETE
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a point rating system devised by the United States Green Building Council to evaluate the environmental performance of a building. The LEED system allows building projects to earn points for environmentally friendly actions in five main categories: sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, and indoor environmental quality. This paper provides suggestions on how LEED points can be earned through the use of concrete. The use of portland cement concrete rather than asphalt concrete is advised for sidewalks, parking lots and drives to reduce heat islands. Other suggestions are to optimize energy performance by using a computer-based program to calculate yearly energy consumption on an hourly basis, reuse building structures, divert at least 50% of construction waste from landfill disposals, use post-industrial recycled products in concrete mixes, and use local concrete plants for the concrete supply.
Environmental Council of Concrete Organizations5420 Old Orchard Road
Skokie, IL United States 60077-1083
- Publication Date: 2002
- Features: Photos;
- Pagination: 4 p.
- TRT Terms: Concrete construction; Energy conservation; Environmental design; Environmental protection; Local materials; Portland cement concrete; Recycled materials; Structures; Sustainable development; Water conservation
- Identifier Terms: United States Green Building Council
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Design; Energy; Environment; Highways; Materials; Planning and Forecasting; I21: Planning of Transport Infrastructure; I32: Concrete;
- Accession Number: 00961796
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 8 2003 12:00AM