The Slag Cement Association released LEED-NC 2.1 Guide: Using Slag Cement in Sustainable Construction in conjunction with last month’s Greenbuild Conference.
The Slag Cement Association released LEED-NC 2.1 Guide: Using Slag Cement in Sustainable Construction in conjunction with last month’s Greenbuild Conference. LEED-New Construction, the guide notes, uses a system of points awarded for specific performance in the categories of Sustainable Sites; Water Efficiency; Energy and Atmosphere; Materials and Resources; Indoor Environmental Quality; and, Design Innovation. Concrete is a superior material for building sustainable structures, SCA contends. It is durable; uses abundant, local materials in its manufacture; has high reflectivity for reduced urban heat island effect; and, utilizes thermal mass to contribute to energy efficiency.
In addition to providing a product overview, the publication is geared to show specifiers how slag cement can be used to earn points toward certification in USGBC’s LEED rating system. The publication offers step-by-step guidance on using slag cement to points toward credits in the Sustainable Sites, Materials & Resources, and Innovation & Design categories. Sidebars examine successful sustainable projects and their incorporation of slag cement to meet specific goals. Technical guidance refers designers to strategies for getting the most out of their material.