Registration:                    8:00 – 8:30 am

Morning Session:             8:30 – 11:45 am

Lunch (On your own):       11:45 am – 12:45 pm

Afternoon Session:           12:45 – 4:00 pm

Environmental Attributes of Concrete

   Historical perspective

   What makes a building green

   Market drivers

   Green building focus

   Life cycle approach

   LCA assessment

      • Stages, phases

      • Operation and use

      • Recycling

   Carbon uptake

Energy Performance of Concrete Building Systems

   Conventional cast-in-place frame

   Insulating concrete forms

   Sandwich panels


   Interior and exterior flatwork

   Building energy

   Thermal mass

   Passive solar design

   Research and case studies

   Urban heat island


Prioritizing the Environmental with Concrete

   Low impact development (LID) methods

   Stormwater management and pervious concrete

   Reducing embodied impacts of concrete

      • Carbon footprint

      • Recycled content

      • Supplementary cementitious materials

      • Return concrete

      • Recycled concrete

      • Recycled water

Concrete’s Contribution to LEEDv4


      • MR Credit: Building life cycle impact reduction

      • MR Credit: Building product disclosure and optimization –
         environmental product declarations

      • MR Credit: Building product disclosure and optimization –
         sourcing of raw materials

      • MR Credit: Building product disclosure and optimization –
         material ingredients


     6.0 HSW Contact Hours
     6.0 AIA HSW Learning Units

Professional Engineers
     6.0 Contact Hours/PDHs

Building Performance Institute
     3.0 CEUs

     Non-Mandatory Cont. Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers up to 6.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects and 6.0 PDHs to professional engineers in all states.

HalfMoon Education is deemed a New York-approved continuing education provider for architects via its affiliation with the American Institute of Architects. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education provider for New York engineers (NYSED Sponsor No. 35) and New Jersey engineers (Approval No. 24GP00000700).

The American Institute of Architects has approved this event for 6.0 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). Courses approved by the AIA qualify for New Jersey and District of Columbia architects.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for architects in Florida. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, and North Dakota.

The Building Performance Institute has awarded 3.0 CEUs for the completion of this seminar.

This event offers a continuing education opportunity to construction contractors, but it has not been approved by any state with a continuing education requirement for contractors.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


James Bogdan

James Bogdan is senior director of Sustainability Initiatives for the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA). He tracks market sustainability drivers and prepares NRMCA members to meet new requirements in the green building standards such as LEED and Green Globes. Sustainability initiatives include product sustainability and transparency, supply chain sustainability, and other environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices. Mr. Bogdan develops strategies that will support concrete’s position within standards development, and manage education and certification programs such as whole building life cycle assessment, environmental product declarations, responsible sourcing, corporate social responsibility, and ingredient disclosure (health product declarations, cradle to cradle, GreenScreen, etc.).
Mr. Bogdan has earned certifications including LEED AP, Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP), and Certified Sustainability/CSR Practitioner. Before joining NRMCAMr. Bogdan led corporate sustainability initiatives for aleading NYSE-listed wholesale distributor of electrical, lighting and maintenance products, and before that was manager of market sustainability initiatives for a NYSE-listed global coatings and glass company where he developed and implemented strategies to influence architect, engineer and contractor (AEC) specifications with a focus on the green building market. A professional with 25 years of experiences, He also has environmental, health and safety (EHS)consulting expertise for an architectural and engineering firm. Mr. Bogdan has a B.S. degree in Environmental Science from Slippery Rock University and an M.S. degree in Environmental Management from Duquesne University, and he completed an MBA essential certificate program through the University of Pittsburgh.

Tien Peng

Tien Peng is National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s (NRMCA) vice president of sustainability. Based in Seattle, he monitors and provides input to building codes, standards and green protocols. This includes the LEED rating system, Green Globes, the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI), and the International Green Construction Code. For the past two decades, Mr. Peng has been involved in codes and standards as a means to ensure that buildings and facilities are safe, healthy, and energy efficient. He advised the Washington State Legislature on building code adoption as a member of the State Building Code Council. He also facilitated the creation of the LEED Homes rating system for the US Green Building Council (USGBC) as well as current versions of the BuiltGreen program and the Evergreen Development Standard. Mr. Peng serves on the consensus body of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Green Globes document.
Mr. Peng holds a Masters of Architecture degree from the University of Houston and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. His professional accreditations include LEED AP BD+C, Certified Sustainable Building Advisor (CSBA), Certified Green Professional (CGP) from the National Association of Home Builders, Project Management Professional (PMP), and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (LSSGB).