NRMCA Members Decrease Carbon Footprint by 21% in Seven Years

March 9, 2022

NRMCA members have lowered their carbon footprint by 21% in seven years according to a new Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) report and Industry Wide Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) published earlier this month. NRMCA started the journey toward carbon neutrality in 2009 and has since adopted a strategy for reducing environmental impacts of concrete that includes goals for reducing carbon footprint, among other impacts such as energy use, water use and waste along with increased recycled content, including the use of supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs) such as fly ash and slag cement.

“I am proud to say that NRMCA members are well on their way to meeting the challenge of carbon neutrality through innovative product formulations, improved production practices and embracing new industry technologies,” said NRMCA President Mike Philipps. “The cement and concrete industries will face considerable challenges on its way to carbon neutrality. However, by collaborating with sister organizations like the Portland Cement Association (PCA) and the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) and by working with the design-build community through our Build With Strength initiative, we are well on our way to meeting those challenges.”

“Adopting innovative products such as portland-limestone cement and other blended cements that reduce the carbon footprint of concrete while maintaining high performance means we can continue to build energy-efficient and disaster-resilient structures with concrete, but with a lower carbon footprint,” added Lionel Lemay, NRMCA executive vice president of structures and sustainability. “We collaborate with developers, owners, engineers, architects and contractors through our Build With Strength initiative to adopt innovative products and designs that improve building performance at lower cost and with reduced environmental impacts.”

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Reference NRMCA E-News.