​​​​​​​​​LEED is a voluntary rating system that is intended to guide building owners/developers toward constructing buildings that minimize their environmental impact. LEED certification can be achieved at a Certified, Silver, Gold, or Platinum level based on how many of the 110 LEED Credits are awarded after a project meets eight LEED Prerequisites. The LEED 2009 NC Rating System divides these credits and prerequisites into seven credit categories:​

  • Sustainable Sites
  • Water Efficiency
  • Energy and Atmosphere
  • Materials and Resources
  • Indoor Environmental Quality
  • Innovation in Design
  • Regional Priority

The National Ready-Mix Concrete Association (NRMCA) has published a comprehensive LEED reference guide​ that explains how ready-mixed concrete can help design and construction professionals to maximize LEED credits. The Portlan​​​d Cement Association has also published a brief overview of LEED on its website.

Prairie has developed a number of green products that can help owners, developers, designers and construction companies earn LEED points, including:

  • StormHandler™ pervious concrete
  • Redi-Fill™ flowable fill
  • Recycled concrete for base and some mix designs
  • Mix designs for concrete paving
  • Mix designs for Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs)

Contact Prairie's Green Building Team to discuss the ways that Prairie's products can help you gain LEED points on your project.