Sustainability and Slag Cement
Slag cement is generally used to replace between 20 and 80% of portland cement in concrete, depending on application, job requirements and environmental conditions. Slag cement can also be used in other construction applications such as stabilized bases or soils, grouts, flowable fills, and solidification/fixation of hazardous wastes.Learn more...
Slag cement is one of the most sustainable construction materials available because it (click on hyperlinks below to learn more):
(Click here to download an information sheet on Slag Cement and the Envioronment)
LEED™ stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and is a product of the U.S. Green Building Council. It is a set of national standards used to certify high-performance, sustainable buildings.
LEED-NC is the most widely-used of these standards and is used for new construction or major renovations. LEED-NC utilizes a point-based system to rank specific levels of sustainable performance in six categories. Slag cement can contribute to achieving 13 specific LEED-NC points. For more infomation on slag cement and LEED, download the following SCA publications:
SCA provides several resources to designers, specifiers and contractors, to establish the sustainable benefits in a project, and to ensure that applications with slag cement are specified and contructed properly: