Green Building Episode 2: Reducing Greenhouse Gases with a Fly Ash Concrete Slab

This short film is Episode 2 of Peckham Architecture’s 11-part documentary series demonstrating how to construct a green building for energy efficiency and a lower carbon footprint. Did you know concrete is a major source of greenhouse gases? To reduce the carbon footprint of Peckham Architecture’s LEED Platinum home headquarters, we used a concrete slab made with 28 percent fly ash (coal residue from power plants). This episode explains the science of fly ash concrete.

This green building is Missouri’s first Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) Certified structure. Our headquarters has also been featured in the Columbia Business Times and Columbia Missourian.

To get ideas or start your own green building project, contact us today.

 

More from our eco house: 

Green Building Episode 1: How a Passive House Can Fight Global Warming

Green Building Episode 3: Concrete Slab Insulation for Energy Efficiency