Both clay and concrete raw materials are very abundant across the U.S., nearly the entire country can receive locally extracted and manufactured concrete and clay, immediately making the carbon footprint for these materials lower than many others. Take a look at the advantages of using clay and concrete roof tile to create an energy efficient design.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the history of clay and concrete tile
  • List the steps of the clay and concrete tile's life cycle analysis
  • Compare the costs and environmental impacts of four types of roofing materials
  • Describe how concrete and clay tile can contribute to green building on different levels