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LEED Points

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 toward 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 up to 110 LEED™ points, and 40 points are needed for basic LEED certification.

The LEED checklist below offers an overview in areas where concrete may qualify for credit.

Potential LEED Credits for Ready Mix Concrete

LEED Credit Categories in Which Concrete Can Contribute Points Potentially Influenced by Concrete
Integrative Process 1
Location & Transportation (16 Points Available)
Neighborhood Development Location 16, or
High Priority Sites 2
Surrounding Density and Diverse Uses 3
Access to Quality Transit 5
Sustainable Sites (10 Points Available)
Site Development – Protect or Restore Habitat 2
Open Space 1
Rainwater Management 3
Heat Island Reduction 2
Water Efficiency (11 Points Available)
Outdoor Water Use Reduction 2
Indoor Water Use Reduction 6
Energy & Atmosphere (33 Points Available)
Minimum Energy Performance Required
Optimize Energy Performance 18
Material and Resources (13 Points Available)
Construction and Demolition Waste Management Planning Required
Building Life-Cycle Impact Reduction 3
Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Environmental Product Declarations 2
Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Sourcing of Raw Materials 2
Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Material Ingredients 2
Construction and Demolition Waste Management 2
Indoor Environment Quality (16 Points Available)
Low-Emitting Materials 3
Daylight 3
Quality Views 1
Acoustic Performance 1
Innovation (6 Points Available)
Innovation 5
Integrative Process 4