Reducing Embodied Carbon with CO₂ Mineralized Concrete
Did you know that embodied carbon is expected to account for nearly half of all carbon emissions from building construction over the next 40 years? Concrete is the most significant contributor to embodied carbon, alongside steel and wood.
This AIA-accredited presentation details how to accurately measure the carbon impact of concrete using Environmental Product Declarations, and explores solutions available today to reduce that impact, including CO₂ mineralization with CarbonCure.
- The impact of embodied carbon from the built environment and the means through which cement manufacturing contributes to embodied carbon.
- How to use assessment and reporting resources such as Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) to evaluate the environmental impact of building materials.
- Innovative method of CO₂ mineralization as a means to reduce embodied carbon in concrete production, and how it impacts the fresh and hardened properties of concrete
- Best practices in concrete design to reduce the carbon impact of concrete