RedVector is proud to release a new course called Understanding Concrete’s Environmental Advantage. This 2-hour course is mobile-ready and takes a detailed look at the many environmental advantages of ready mix concrete and how it is playing a growing role in green building design and construction.
Environmental concerns are not new to humanity – they date back as long as there is recorded history. Civilizations have had to deal with pollution in many different forms, especially as societies began to grow and cities became more densely populated. The modern-day green movement in the United States can be traced back to the early 1970s with the beginning of the Earth Day movement and the founding of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). These efforts have been an attempt to draw attention to the impact humans have on the health and resources of the planet, and the importance of working toward sustainable living and development so future generations can continue to thrive here on earth.
By the end of this course, you will be able to summarize the history of environmental concerns that impact public perception, identify how buildings impact our environment, discuss how to integrate a life cycle perspective when considering green buildings, describe concrete’s unique environmental advantages in energy efficiency, material resources and sustainable site considerations, and identify concrete applications that contribute to LEED credits.
This RedVector course was authored by Tien Peng. Mr. Peng holds a master of architecture degree from the University of Houston and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. His professional accreditations include LEED AP BD+C, Certified Sustainable Building Advisor (CSBA), Certified Green Professional (CGP) from the National Association of Home Builders, Project Management Professional (PMP), and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (LSSGB). Based in Seattle, Mr. Peng provides input to building codes and green protocols making design professionals and policy makers aware of concrete as a durable, long-lasting material that meets the needs of sustainable strategies.
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