Mantle Developments authors report on procuring low embodied carbon concrete.
Did you know that concrete is the second most widely consumed substance after only water? Due to its versatility, durability, and affordability, it is used on an immense scale – generating roughly 8% of global CO2 emissions.
Fortunately, Canada’s National Research Council and Mantle Developments have created the Strategies for Low Carbon Concrete Primer, a guide full of procurement strategies to help reduce concrete’s carbon footprint. Many of these strategies can be accomplished at no additional cost and with minimal performance and schedule impacts for public and private building and infrastructure decision-makers. The guide has been developed to assist both project owners and government officials in better understanding these carbon reduction strategies.
You can access the report in English and French here.