Concrete is more than a material. It’s about life.
The Global Cement and Concrete Association 2050 Cement and Concrete Industry Roadmap for Net Zero Concrete is the collective commitment of the world’s leading cement and concrete companies to fully contribute to building the sustainable world of tomorrow.
In 2020, member companies of the Global Cement and Concrete Association came together as leaders in the sector to commit to producing carbon neutral concrete by 2050, in line with global climate targets – accelerating the CO2 reductions that we have already achieved. Our 2050 Net Zero Roadmap sets out in detail how collectively, in collaboration with built environment stakeholders and policymakers, we will fully decarbonise the cement and concrete industry and provide net zero concrete for the world.
Anchor Concrete is a proud supporter of the GCCA and is committed to supporting the efforts to achieve shared goals and objectives.
This article looks at net zero building, its potential advantages, the role of codes and standards and how the push to net zero will impact the future of the built environment. It outlines the role of the building envelope and potential solutions to help achieve more liveable and sustainable buildings and, ultimately, cities that can benefit both people and the planet.
On September 4, 2018, the new Residential Infill Construction Public Notice requirements take effect.
The GCCA 2050 Cement and Concrete Industry Roadmap for Net Zero Concrete is the collective commitment of the world’s leading cement and concrete companies to fully contribute to building the sustainable world of tomorrow
“Putting stakeholders and experts together allows them to draw on each other’s strengths, creativity and wisdom. This encourages them to explore new ways of making progress on the problem they want to solve,” said Andrew Cowan, Senior Specialist, Innovation and Research at CMHC
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A key “feature” of a tree is that trees sequester carbon – the process of removal and long-term storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) from our atmosphere.
EcoMatcher and its tree-planting partners estimate that the trees planted sequester CO2 at an average of 25 kilos per tree per year; we use an average of 250 kilos over a tree’s lifetime. Please note those are average numbers as multiple different species are being planted.
The rate of carbon sequestration depends on the growth characteristics of the tree species, the density of its wood, the location’s conditions for growth, and the plant stage of the tree.