Concrete’s Mass Appeal for Energy
Martha VanGeem provides a look at LEED EA Credit 1 across five climates in this Construction Specifier article.
Renowned for its durability, concrete is often considered solely as a structural element. However, the material also provides insulating benefits and acts as a continuous air barrier to reduce infiltration and temperature differential between the exterior and interior.
Martha Van Geem, Principal Engineer and head of Building Science & Sustainability at CTLGroup, co-authored this November 2008 Construction Specifier article with Medgar L. Marceau.
Source: Construction Specifier