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Concrete Helps Achieve LEED Certification


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Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a rating system devised by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) to evaluate the environmental performance of a building and encourage market transformation towards sustainable design.

Governments at all levels are endorsing LEED through mandates, tax credits or grants. The system is credit-based, allowing projects to earn points for environmentally-friendly actions taken during construction and use of a building. Using concrete in various applications can help a project earn from 19-28 LEED® points (see chart below).


CLICK HERE to download a PDF copy of the Ready Mixed Concrete Industry’s LEED Reference Guide, now in its 3rd edition.


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