This is a recorded webinar from July 18, 2023.
Concrete is unique among building materials. Its formulation is highly influenced by its application. Design professionals and contractors have a greater influence on concrete formulation than they do with other building products. Concrete can be made stronger, lighter, more flowable, stiffer, less permeable, and even weaker depending on performance needs. No other building material is that versatile. This presentation will discuss how design and construction teams can implement ten simple strategies to reduce concrete’s carbon footprint today. The recommendations are listed broadly in order of priority, but not in order of impact reduction. All are important and should be implemented. In addition, the strategies are meant to achieve a lower carbon footprint without impacting other desired performance capabilities for the concrete.
Table of Contents
1. Understand the basics of embodied carbon of concrete.
2. Evaluate the immediate steps that can be taken to reduce carbon footprint when specifying concrete.
3. Prioritize design strategies to get the greatest reductions in carbon footprint using current technologies and design tools.
4. Explore how innovative technologies will result in zero carbon concrete in the future.
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