More and more owners are becoming more cognizant of environmental impacts and are implementing sustainable building practices in their construction projects. With the development of Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) standards created by the US Green Building Council (USGBC) there is growing attention to climate change and the desire to lower the consumption of energy and materials. KIE-CON and precast products can help streamline the process and achieve these goals of source reduction. Architects, contractors, and designers are often turning to precast concrete components as they provide numerous green building advantages.
EA Credit: Minimum Energy Performance (Required) – To reduce the environmental and economic harms of excessive energy use by achieving a minimum level of energy efficiency for the building and its systems.
EA Credit: Optimize Energy Performance – Precast products often have high “R” values and retain heat through thermal mass, reducing HVAC demand and energy needs. 1-18 Credit(s)
MR Credit: Construction and Demolition Waste Management – Precast products significantly reduce the amount of material, packaging, form work waste and space that cast-in-place methods often demand. 1-2 Credit(s)
EQ Credit: Thermal Comfort – Precast products retain heat through thermal mass and can help control thermal comfort and reduce the demand on insulation products. 1 credit
EQ Credit: Low-Emitting Materials – To reduce concentrations of chemical contaminants that can damage air quality, human health, productivity, and the environment. 1-3 Credit(s)