Build for the Future.
Build with CarbonCure.
Reduce embodied carbon in building and infrastructure projects without making compromises.
Take the Next Step to Reducing Embodied Carbon
Building with ready mix concrete made with CarbonCure reduces CO2 by an average of 15 to 25 pounds per cubic yard (7 to 111 kilograms per cubic meter). Start by integrating our model CO2 mineralization language into your concrete specifications and learn how to specify CarbonCure by downloading our specifications guide.Download Spec Language
Now's the Time for Policy Action
One-third of concrete manufactured in North America is used for public infrastructure and concrete is the single largest source of CO2 in the supply chain for local governments. Join the other governments in implementing simple changes to procurement policies to reduce CO2 emissions in your community.View Concrete Policies
The Carbon Challenge
The world’s building stock is expected to double by the year 2060. This means we’re building another New York City every month for the next 40 years.
Embodied carbon—the emissions associated with building material manufacturing and construction—is expected to account for nearly half of the total carbon footprint of new construction between now and 2050.
Urgency of Embodied Carbon
In order to meet the targets set out by the Paris Agreement, we need to reduce embodied carbon by 50% by 2030, and eliminate embodied carbon by 2050.
Architects, Engineers, Contractors, Builders and Policy Makers have aligned on a mission to dramatically reduce embodied carbon starting now.
Learn More About Methods to Reduce Embodied Carbon
A Concrete Solution to Embodied Carbon
Concrete is the most abundant man-made material in the world.
As a result, cement production creates an estimated 7% of the world’s CO₂ emissions and is the largest contributor to embodied carbon in the built environment.
Concrete also has the ability to act as a carbon sink, which means concrete can play an incredible role in the embodied carbon solution.
Reduce Without Compromises
Across CarbonCure’s global portfolio, most concrete producers using our ready mix technology enable CO2 emissions reductions of 3 to 5 percent. Stacked with our reclaimed water technology, those carbon savings can reach 10 or more percent. Learn more about our portfolio of technologies.
CarbonCure is compatible with all other known strategies to reduce embodied carbon in concrete, such as supplementary cementitious materials like fly ash and slag. This allows designers and engineers to stack carbon reduction strategies for maximum GWP impact.
Countless studies and field demonstrations have shown that CO₂ has no impact on the fresh or hardened properties of concrete, including finishing, colour, texture and durability.
It’s the same reliable concrete, but with a reduced carbon footprint.