US Green Concrete Council Purchase Contact Editorial Publications Media
Books

 

Publications

Books

The Sustainable Concrete Guide—Strategies and Examples

Sustainability Concrete GuideThe first-ever comprehensive resource on concrete and sustainability, "The Sustainable Concrete Guide—Strategies and Examples" provides insight on specific strategies for the best use of concrete in high-performance, long-lasting, green buildings. Included in the guide are case studies, technical data and references, and numerous practices that can be implemented immediately. 

Topics covered include:

  • Chapter 1 – Carbon footprint 

  • Chapter 2 – Thermal transmission

  • Chapter 3 – Thermal mass and storage

  • Chapter 4 – Longevity and service life

  • Chapter 5 – Stormwater management

  • Chapter 6 – Human factors and the living/working environment

  • Chapter 7 – Safety and security

  • Chapter 8 – Reduce, reuse, recycle

  • Chapter 9 – Economic impact

  • Chapter 10 – Resilience with climate change

  • Chapter 11 – Compatibility with other innovative sustainability strategies 

The book is authored by Andrea J. Schokker, professor and head of the civil engineering department at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Schokker is a member of the Board of Direction for the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and is active in many ACI committees including Joint ACI-ASCE Committee 423, Prestressed Concrete, and a subcommittee of Committee 318, Structural Concrete Building Code. She is the chair of ACI Committee 130, Sustainability of Concrete.

This publication is now available.  Order Now through the American Concrete Institute.


The Sustainable Concrete Guide—Applications

Sustainability Concrete GuideA companion resource to the “The Sustainable Concrete Guide—Strategies and Examples,” “The Sustainable Concrete Guide—Applications” provides readers with specific sustainable benefits of concrete’s various applications to assist in selecting/specifying concrete materials and products. Also included are tips and case studies on specifying concrete materials, constructing for sustainability, integrating into sustainable structures, and navigating green codes and standards. 

Topics covered include:

  • Chapter 1 – Water

  • Chapter 2 – Cement

  • Chapter 3 – Supplementary cementitious materials

  • Chapter 4 – Aggregates

  • Chapter 5 – Reinforcement

  • Chapter 6 – Admixtures

  • Chapter 7 – Other materials and technologies

  • Chapter 8 – Construction team

  • Chapter 9 – Planning and building information modeling

  • Chapter 10 – Managing construction

  • Chapter 11 – Quality control and commissioning

  • Chapter 12 –Architectural precast

  • Chapter 13 – Cast-in-place

  • Chapter 14 – Cast stone

  • Chapter 15 – Foundations

  • Chapter 16 – Hardscape/pavement

  • Chapter 17 – Insulated forms

  • Chapter 18 – Masonry

  • Chapter 19 – Pipe

  • Chapter 20 – Precast

  • Chapter 21 – Shotcrete

  • Chapter 22 – Tile roof

  • Chapter 23 – Tilt-up

  • Chapter 24 – Integration of concrete structural elements

  • Chapter 25 – Solutions by integration of concrete elements

  • Chapter 26 – Maintenance and repair

  • Chapter 27 – Preservation and adaptive reuse

  • Chapter 28 – National, state, and local codes

This publication is now available.  Order Now through the American Concrete Institute.

 

Founded in 1990, CAM is a charter association management company accredited by the American Society of Association Executives and a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Concrete Institute. U.S. Green Concrete Council was organized in 2009 to deliver quality resources on the built environment.