Heidelberg Materials North America is offering a free American Institute of Architects accredited on-demand course to demonstrate to owners, contractors, specifiers and designers how to make choices that promote decarbonization.
“Mastering Sustainable Concrete: On the Road to Net Zero Construction” focuses on the environmental impact of carbon emissions related to concrete, including a basic overview of the material science that goes into concrete mixtures. It covers the industry’s Roadmap to Net Zero Concrete and real-life examples of how to reduce the environmental footprint of concrete. The course also reviews established and emerging carbon sequestration and carbon capture utilization and storage strategies.
Learning objectives in the course include the following:
- Identifying the key contributors to concrete’s carbon footprint and best practices to reduce those impacts.
- Defining the meaning of the term “supplementary cementitious materials” and how it relates to reducing the carbon footprint of concrete.
- Pairing the benefits of various supplementary cementitious materials to the specific materials described and discussing typical applications that will reduce concrete’s carbon footprint.
- Describing the role of carbon capture and storage in the industry’s Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality.
The free course is available on AEC Daily’s online continuing education platform and is geared toward learners with intermediate knowledge. Learners can earn 1.0 LU/HSW course credits.