Why is concrete green?

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Why is concrete green?. www.mii.org. Resource efficiency- Limestone- most abundant mineral on earth. Fly ash, slag cement, and silica fume- waste byproducts from power plants, steel mills, and other manufacturing facilities. By Heidi Caldwell Marsh Gooding Logan Nicoll. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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<ul><li><p>Why is concrete green?Resource efficiency- Limestone- most abundant mineral on earth.Fly ash, slag cement, and silica fume- waste byproducts from power plants, steel mills, and other manufacturing facilities.www.mii.orgwww.concretethinker.com/By Heidi CaldwellMarsh GoodingLogan Nicoll</p></li><li><p>Durability-2-3 times the average lifespan of common building, low maintenanceThermal Mass-Ability to absorb and maintain heatwww.texasetchandscore.comhttp://www.cca.org.nz/images/scan3.jpegConcrete can be polished for a high-gloss finish w/o wax or coatingsVOC FREE</p></li><li><p>Reflectivity- Light color can reduce urban heat islands- Reducing need for A/C in the summer.Stormwater retention- Pervious concrete allows water to pass through it freely- can be matched with grass to make grasscretehttp://www.concretenetwork.com/grasscrete/images/grasscrete_hi-res.jpghttp://www1.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/2713628/2/istockphoto_2713628_concrete_road.jpg</p></li><li><p>Minimal Waste--Project specific quantities-Can be crushed and used in new concrete or as backfill or road base.http://www.pacificdecorative.com/Pacific%20Decorative/Images/stamp.GIFhttp://www.concretenetwork.com/concrete/sustainable_living/images/section3_c.jpg</p></li><li><p>Structural Concrete ApplicationsFoundationsBasementsFootingsSlabsRetaining WallsHouses</p></li><li><p>Interior Concrete ApplicationsDecorative FloorsCountertopsFireplace SurroundsSink Basins and Vessels</p></li><li><p>Exterior Concrete ApplicationsDrivewaysSidewalksPatiosSwimming Pool DecksStreetsParking Lots</p></li><li><p>Information courtesy of</p><p>http://www.concretenetwork.com/concrete/greenbuildinginformation/what_makes.html</p><p>http://www.concretenetwork.com/concrete/sustainable_living/images/section3_c.jpg</p><p>http://www.pacificdecorative.com/Pacific%20Decorative/Images/stamp.GIF</p><p>http://www.concretenetwork.com/grasscrete/images/grasscrete_hi-res.jpg</p><p>http://www1.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/2713628/2/istockphoto_2713628_concrete_road.jpg</p><p>http://www.cca.org.nz/images/scan3.jpeg</p><p>www.texasetchandscore.com</p><p>www.mii.org</p><p>www.concretethinker.com/ </p></li></ul>