Manufacturing Rapid Set® cement emits lower greenhouse gases and smog-producing nitrogen oxides when compared to portland cement. The kiln used to produce Rapid Set cement requires less fuel than for portland cement. And because the Rapid Set mix relies on less limestone than portland cement, the material breakdown that happens during production also yields less CO2.
LEED and other certification programs focus on non-renewable resources for sustainable building design and construction. While non-renewable resources should be factored in, so should lifecycle. Lifecycle is how durable the concrete is in years divided by the amount of non-renewable resources used in manufacturing cement. Here’s why factoring in the lifecycle of concrete matters.
Using by-products from the recycling of aluminum diverts waste from being released to landfills. Most traditional concrete mixes contain some recycled material — usually existing concrete recycled as aggregate. We go a step further by using by-products from other recycling processes as raw materials for our Rapid Set cement mix. This alone keeps raw materials from being ...
The Home Depot Eco-Options program identifies products that make a difference in the environment (i.e. conserve energy, conserve water, provide for a healthy home, promote clean air or support sustainable forestry). Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) conducted an independent evaluation of our products and recommended us for the Eco-Options designation. Home Depot reviewed SCS’s evaluation and endorsed Rapid Set® ...
Build a more sustainable world with greener cement. Do good for our world by using or specifying Rapid Set calcium sulfoaluminate cement. In doing so, you are choosing cement and concrete products that use more recycled materials, produce less carbon emissions during manufacturing and produce highly durable results.
The lifetime of Rapid Set cement concrete is two times more than portland cement concrete (80 years vs. 40 years). Replacing concrete less often means releasing less pollution into the environment and significantly lower replacement costs. Go green with calcium sulfoaluminate cement.
Rapid Set Cement
With Rapid Set, we’ve increased the use of recycled materials, reduced the amount of carbon emissions produced during manufacturing and increased the durability. You get a line of cement and concrete products that are better for the environment, with a carbon footprint that’s 32 percent less than portland cement. And since the lifetime of Rapid Set cement concrete is 2 times more than portland cement concrete (80 years vs. 40 years), concrete is replaced less often. Less pollution is released into the environment and replacement costs are significantly lower.
The Sustainability Index quantifies the sustainability of one cubic meter of concrete in simple terms, considering its lifecycle and the resources used to manufacture it. Learn how they work together here.
Sustainability Index (S) = Lifecycle / Resources
LEED stands for Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design. It is a system developed to rate how environmentally-friendly a building is. Buildings can achieve one of four levels of LEED certification depending on the prerequisites met and points earned. Products are not LEED certified and are considered to be LEED compliant. For more information about LEED, refer to these frequently asked questions.
LEED product evaluations are similar to an MSDS or a specification sheet. These evaluations summarize a product’s ability to contribute to a variety of LEED credits. These credits include Solar Reflectivity (SS7), Regional Materials (MR4), Recycled Content (MR5), VOC Content (EQ4) and Innovation in Design (ID1).