GECA is looking for the input of industry professionals as they brand new standard seeking to support and reward initiatives that minimise the environmental impacts of cement and concrete production and composition. During the sourcing and manufacturing stage of its life cycle, concrete production can have a serious environmental impact including using large quantities of raw material, water and energy, and releasing a significant amount of carbon dioxide.

In addition, this new standard will allow manufacturers to gain access to green building and infrastructure rating tools credits as well as providing assurance to procurers and specifiers seeking products with a lower environmental impact:

The new standard covers 3 distinct sub categories - cement and supplementary cementitious materials (such as blended cements and alternative non-Portland cements), concrete (including ready-mix and concrete manufactured in temporary batching plants on site), and concrete products (such as masonry, precast concrete, pipes, roof tiles, and autoclaved cellular concrete).

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