LEED v4 includes advancements that will change the way design professionals, contractors and product manufacturers do business. Many credits, such as Rainwater Management, Heat Island Reduction and Optimized Energy Performance are refined. Others, such as Material and Resource (MR) credits, challenge product manufacturers to disclose their environmental, social and health impacts in third-party validated reports.

This article reveals strategies using concrete that yield successful results in achieving sustainability goals.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize how concrete can be used to achieve LEEDv4 project goals.
  • Recognize how the manufacture and use of concrete can contribute to minimizing environmental impacts.
  • Describe the concrete innovations that are available to reduce the environmental impacts.
  • Understand the role of environmental product declarations and life cycle assessment in achieving environmental goals.