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Part 2: How LEED v4 impacts concrete masonry

Part II: “Concrete Masonry’s Contribution to LEED v4″ 

Written by Heidi Jandris and Jennifer Wagner. This blog is part of a two-part series. Part I of this blog series is entitled “Concrete Masonry is Sustainable” and was published in High Profile’s green issue in November 2016, and in Masonry Design Magazine.  Part II is published in High Profile’s March 2017 issue.

In part one of this two-part blog series, an overview of how concrete masonry is sustainable due to its resiliency, durability, efficiency and versatility was provided. In addition to lowering the environmental footprint of buildings, using masonry can also help provide valuable Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) points in your next design project. Here’s how. read more…

Concrete Masonry – Use less insulation with thermal mass walls

Concrete Masonry – Use less insulation with thermal mass walls

HEY HEIDI – The Dear Abby of Concrete Masonry

CALEB asks how to use less insulation and pass the energy code

Q:  We’re required by code to have an R value of 26.  If I were to use Concrete Masonry cavity wall construction, the wall will be way too thick.   Help!                                                                                                    

Cavities Always Lead to Efficient Buildings 

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Part 1: Concrete Masonry Is Sustainable

Part 1: Concrete Masonry Is Sustainable

Part I: “Concrete Masonry Is Sustainable”

Written by Heidi Jandris and Jennifer Wagner. This blog is part of a two-part series. Part II of this blog series is entitled “Concrete Masonry’s Contribution to LEED version 4.

Most designers know that masonry is inherently a green building material. Masonry has many attributes that contribute to its sustainability including protection against rot, mold, and termites. Greater resilience translates into lower maintenance costs and reduced use of virgin materials. read more…

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