Low CO2 Concrete: Are we making any progress?

While concrete is the most widely used building material in the world with many architectural and engineering benefits, it is associated with a high environmental cost that somewhat offsets this benefit. Previous EDG papers have investigated measures that can be taken to improve the environmental performance of concrete, with a brief introduction to emerging products that can actually replace traditional Ordinary Portland Cement in concrete.

This paper provides an explanation of the existing market forces, and an update on the emergence of alternative low carbon dioxide (CO2) cements and the role they can play in the future of concrete construction

note summary
  1. Introduction
  2. Embodied energy in concrete
  3. Alternatives to OPC
  4. Remaining barriers to the uptake of alternative cements
  5. Australia's world-leading role in the uptake of low CO2 concrete
  6. Conclusion