Building Life-Cycle Impact Reduction / Building Reuse

To encourage adaptive reuse and optimize the environmental performance of products and materials.

  • Long life cycle
  • Durable building shell
CalGreen A5.105.1.1
CHPS MW 8.1: 1-2 pts.
GGlobes 5.5.11: up to 12 pts.
BDCv4 MR Building life-cycle impact reduction: up to 5 pts.
BDCv4.1 MR Building Life-Cycle Impact Reduction: up to 5 pts.
NDv4 GIB Recycled and Reused Infrastructure: 1 pt.
GIB Building reuse: 1 pt.
SITES SD-MS 5.2 Maintain on-site structures and paving: 2-4 pts.
Products /
  • Concrete unit masonry
  • Interlocking concrete pavements
  • Permeable interlocking concrete pavements

Concrete masonry is exceptionally durable and its life-cycle considerably longer than many other building envelope systems. This allows the opportunity to refurbish the building for other uses while maintaining the concrete masonry shell.

At the end of its service life, concrete masonry and interlocking pavements can be completely recycled.

NDv4 and SITES: ICP and PICP are high-strength concrete units high in durability and can be lifted and reset to accommodate revised site plans.

Building Life-Cycle Impact Reduction / Building Reuse