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STAYING IN THE GAME WITH LEED v4

Over the past 10 years the LEED rating system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council has steadily transformed the marketplace and is set to do so again with the released of LEED v4. The radically overhauled Materials and Resources (MR) credits will create opportunities for manufacturers that take the path to transparency through Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Reports and Health Product Declarations (HPDs).  These standards are replacing single attributes like recycled content and transportation distances as the common methodologies for assessing the sustainable performance of a product or organization. In addition, USGBC is looking to streamline its chapter network and expand its certification capabilities. Join us to see what this means for the concrete industry and how new NRMCA initiatives will help maintain concrete°«s competitive advantage.

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POST-ELECTION REPORT: WHAT°«S CHANGED AND WHAT IT WILL MEAN FOR OUR INDUSTRY
Now that the mid-term elections are over and the dust has had time to settle, it°«s time to look ahead to 2015. From the shifting power in the Senate, the new crop of Senators and Congressmen (and women - the most in history), what can we expect to change for our government at the federal level? What will this new Congress mean for the country and our businesses and industry? Highlights from the change in Congressional leadership, as well as plenty of time for Q&A.

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PARKING LOT PROMOTION - °»SELLING°… TO VARIOUS AUDIENCES
This presentation will offer a brief overview of tips and key points to present to owners, engineers and contractors when advocating for concrete parking lots.  Understanding what is important to each type of decision maker and knowing how to address those issues is key in winning a concrete parking lot.  This presentation will also incorporate available NRMCA promotion tools and support services which can be utilized in the process.

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Travel Information


Hotel Information: The Hotel Monteleone is located approximately 25 minutes from the Louis Armstrong International airport (code MSY). For those needing overnight accommodations in connection with this event, there is a small block of rooms available at a special group rate of $155 plus taxes & fees. Reservations can be made by calling 504-523-3341 and referencing group National Ready Mixed Concrete Association. Rooms are available on a first-come first-served basis, but reservations MUST be made by Friday, November 13th to receive the group rate.

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For more information please contact NRMCA's Nicole Maher

at nmaher@nrmca.org or 1-888-846-7622, ext. 1158.

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