What is low carbon concrete?
And how can you avoid being greenwashed, and choose the right option for your renovation or new build project?
Listen as Dylan Viviers, National Specifications Manager from Holcim Australia, share more information about low carbon concrete, and what you need to know.
Low carbon concrete is on its way to become the concrete we use all the time, which is amazing.
This is Part 1 of my conversation with Dylan Viviers.
Hello! This is Episode 280, and in it, I’m talking with Dylan Viviers, National Specification Manager from Holcim, all about low carbon concrete.
Concrete is one of those tricky materials as far as sustainability is concerned. It’s super durable and long-lasting, so from a longevity point of view, it’s a great performer, which can be an asset for sustainability.
However, concrete has a high carbon footprint, largely due to its cement content, as you’ll hear more about in this episode. Even though cement only makes up 11% of the ingredients in concrete, it generates 80 – 90% of its carbon footprint.
What’s super exciting about this conversation is that you’ll learn about how much a company like Holcim is doing to lower the carbon footprint of concrete with their ECOPact product.
You’ll also learn how accessible it is for you, doing your renovation or new build project, to specify low carbon concrete for your project. That, in fact, it would be pretty pointless not to.
Before we jump into the conversation, let me share with you some background info about Dylan Viviers, National Specifications Manager for Holcim Australia.
Having been in the construction industry for most of his career initially as a carpenter, Dylan joined Holcim approximately 15 years ago, and transitioned into the concrete division around 7 years ago. This was always a change he wanted to make as he was fascinated by the versatility and durability of concrete and the various applications it can be used for.
Dylan’s passion for the environment, sustainability and the construction industry finally lead him into his current role as National Specifications Manager, where he feels he is blessed with helping to educate our industry on Holcim’s low carbon concrete solutions, and sustainability generally.
Dylan adds, “At Holcim, we’re taking responsibility for the impact our products have on the planet. We believe that greener living means creating solutions that deliver better outcomes for the environment – supported by data and backed up with science. Low Carbon concrete is just the beginning.
Building sustainably is a choice made at every stage of the construction cycle. It’s a vision you create not only for yourself but one to be shared by future generations. Holcim’s ECOPact concrete range is driving a greener building future and demonstrates our ongoing commitment to reducing our industry’s carbon footprint.”
So, let’s jump into learning more about low carbon concrete, its potential application for your project, and what you need to know, so you can choose the right low carbon concrete product for your renovation or new build.
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Links supplied by Dylan Viviers with information regarding ECOPact Concrete >>>
- Holcim Concrete Plant Locations
- ECOpact (Low Carbon Concrete)
- Climate Active Certification
- Case Study – ECOPact and Grace by Mosaic
- EDP Australasia – Holcim Australia Concrete,Quarry, Cement EPD’s
- EPD Australasia – Holcim NZ Low Carbon Cement
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