The U.S. Green Concrete Council (USGCC) has released its latest book, The Sustainable Concrete Guide - Applications. A companion resource to The Sustainable Concrete Guide-Strategies and Examples, the new book provides readers with specific sustainable benefits of concrete's various applications to assist in selecting/specifying concrete materials and products.

Also included are tips and case studies on specifying concrete materials, constructing for sustainability, integrating into sustainable structures, and navigating green codes and standards. The guide is divided into five parts - materials, construction, applications, concrete in sustianble structures, and codes.

The book is authored by Andrea J. Schokker, professor and head of the civil engineering department at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Schokker is a member of the Board of Direction for the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and is active in many ACI committees including Joint ACI-ASCE Committee 423, Prestressed Concrete, and 318-G, a sub-committee of 318, Structural Concrete Building Code. She is the chair of ACI Committee 130, Sustainability of Concrete.

"The transformation toward sustainable development provides the concrete industry with a tremendous opportunity and responsibility to inform stakeholders about our material's ability to not only enhance but also protect our planet," Schokker says.

Also an integral part in the creation of the book is the editorial review panel of the U.S. Green Concrete Council.

The U.S. Green Concrete Council was established in 2009, with the purpose of disseminating information on sustainable concrete. The organization aims to satisfy the immediate demand for resources on the role of concrete in sustainable buildings and to facilitate the development of additional sustainability-related consensus documents. USGCC is a division of Creative Association Management (CAM), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the American Concrete Institute (ACI).

"The Sustainable Concrete Guide - Applications," is available for purchase through the American Concrete Institute for a price of $85.

For more information on the U.S. Green Concrete Council, visit www.USGreenConcreteCouncil.com. For more information on how to order the publication, visit www.concrete.org.