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Rapid Set®: A Greener Cement

Concrete is well-established as a green building material.  It is durable and sustainable, enhances energy efficiency and often contains recycled materials.  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 products that’s 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.

Klemm Report
Sustainability Index
Product Evaluation

WaldenmarClemmPic_1Learn why Rapid Set has a much smaller carbon footprint and how the production and manufacturing process contribute to Rapid Set’s greener characteristics. Waldemar Klemm, a veteran consultant in the cement industry, explains how these factors give Rapid Set the environmental advantage in the Klemm Report

SustainabilityFormulaSustainability Index (S) = Lifecycle / Resources
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.

USGBCLeedLogoLEED 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

ProductEvaluationLEED 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).

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