The SCA continues to offer resources and documents to help industry professionals justify the use of slag cement in regards to its positive environmental impact.
Slag Cement Contributions to LEED Certification
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 information on slag cement and LEED, download the following SCA publications:
Slag Cement and LEED™, an information sheet summarizing how slag cement can aid in achieving LEED-NC points.
LEED™ Guide: Using Slag Cement in Sustainable Construction, a handbook that details the documentation and calculations required for using slag cement to help achieve LEED-NC points (applies to LEED-NC versions 2.1, 2.2 and 3.0).