CarbonCure Statement on Passage of California’s Low Carbon Construction Bill
September 16, 2022, Halifax, NS — The following is a statement from CarbonCure Technologies Senior Director of Customer Success Eric Dunford on California’s enactment of the Carbon Intensity of Construction and Building Materials Act (A.B. 2446):
“California Governor Gavin Newsom today signed A.B. 2446, the Carbon Intensity of Construction and Building Materials Act, directing the state of California to establish a process for achieving a 40 percent reduction in the carbon intensity of building materials for all public and private construction by 2035. This measure is a policy model for other states and a major step forward in reducing embodied carbon emissions generated by new construction and building materials. Fundamentally, this requirement will help create demand for low-carbon construction materials and accelerate industry adoption of best practices and technologies to reduce the carbon footprint of construction materials like concrete.
“CarbonCure is proud to have supported this sustainable transition, in California and across the U.S., offering our suite of hardware and software solutions for carbon removal and emissions reductions to benefit concrete producers, designers and builders. Our producer partners across the state of California are eager to supply the market with their high quality, lower carbon concrete products. And through policy making such as this, champions for sustainability in other states also have the opportunity to incentivize innovation in the construction sector and ensure a healthier environment and greener future for our children and our communities.”
Architects, structural engineers, owners and developers are seeking proven ways to reduce the embodied carbon of their building projects. CarbonCure Technologies, a fast-growing carbon dioxide removal tech company, has developed easy-to-adopt solutions that enable concrete producers to use captured carbon to produce reliable, low carbon concrete mixes and achieve market differentiation. With more than 650 systems licensed around the world, more than three million truckloads of CarbonCure mixes have supplied a broad spectrum of sustainable construction projects. CarbonCure’s cutting-edge research and innovation have garnered global recognition and prestigious titles, most notably Carbon XPRIZE Grand Prize Winner, 2022 CNBC Disruptor 50 List Company and Cleantech 100 Hall of Fame Company. CarbonCure’s investors include Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Amazon, BDC Capital, Pangaea, Microsoft, 2150, Carbon Direct, GreenSoil Investments, Taronga Group and Mitsubishi Corporation.