NRMCA Online Green Homebuilding Course Set for Next Week

According to a new U.S. Green Building Council report, green homebuilding is on the rise. The report shows the demand for green residential building is strong with more than 150,000 LEED certified units including multifamily high rises. Concrete is the only material that can contribute to all credit categories in LEED and this is true for LEED for Homes as well. 

Policy campaigns like NRMCA’s effort to include resiliency in LEED by tapping into the inherent benefits of concrete is also a central theme in the report. "Understanding the risks in any particular location, and then designing and building homes that mitigate that risk," is a major driver for the redevelopment of New Orleans post-Hurricane Katrina using the LEED for Homes certification. More than ever, the focus for green building is on building for safety and durability as "no one can argue the influx of tsunamis, hurricanes, floods and extreme weather condition," says the report (click here for the USGBC report).

With the green building momentum continuing to pave the way for greater use of concrete, take this opportunity to educate yourself with NRMCA's "Building Green with Concrete Course," held online next week from July 7-10.

This online course provides state-of-the-art strategies, technologies and methodologies for designing sustainable concrete projects to maximize environmental performance. This course is intended for architects and engineers. Ready mixed concrete technical and operations professionals will also benefit from this course.
Click here for additional details or contact Tien Peng at or 206-913-8535.

National Ready Mixed Concrete Association