With the accelerating pace of globalisation and increasing emphasis on sustainability, it was inevitable that those in the construction sector increased their focus on reducing carbon in buildings. Global trends indicate that australian government legislation and market pressure will eventually require developers to build zero-carbon buildings. cement accounts for 5% of the world’s cO21. cement, when combined with aggregates, water, chemicals and energy makes concrete.
Concrete provides excellent thermal mass, has durability, can last for over 100 years and can be recycled. Therefore effective building design can contribute significantly to a building’s energy efficiency and longevity, which means a building’s lifetime carbon footprint can be reduced. Given the complexity of this problem, the foundation companies, Bovis lend lease, stockland and landcom, recognised the need to collaborate. Over 20 companies from the concrete supply chain became involved..
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