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Architectural Concrete for a Sustainable Future

Format On Demand: Online
Offered by Lehigh Hanson
Category Materials and resources

The program will highlight the role of architectural concrete as a component of sustainable design. Attendees will learn strategies to use to make concrete more sustainable, how portland cement is made, the environmental impact of making cement (along with st rategies used to reduce that impact), about urban heat islands (specifically highlighting how reflective surfaces can reduce their impacts) and design applications that take advantage of specific sustainable attributes of architectural concrete.


  • Explain Common Rating System Themes
  • Identify Strategies Used to Make Cement Greener
  • Correctly Reference EPA Greenhouse Gas Emission Data For Cement Manufacturing
  • Define the Influence Thermal Mass has on Energy Use
  • Identify the Advantages of Using Reflective Materials
  • Correlate Concrete's Sustainable Features to Design Applications
  • Specify Architectural Concrete Details to Handle the Elements
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CE Hours 1.0
AIA/CES (LU) 1.0