Concrete Products

JUL 2017

Concrete Products covers the issues that attract producers of ready mixed and manufactured concrete focusing on equipment and material technology, market development and management topics.

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30 • July 2017 NEWS SCOPE ENVIRONMENT A new report from the World Business Coun- cil for Sustainable Development's Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) focuses on technology availability and the need to scale up research and development that can help the cement industry mitigate its greenhouse gas emissions. In light of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Paris Agreement's entry into force, CSI effected an in-depth review of its original technology papers from 2009, when the sector issued the first ever low-carbon technology roadmap in partnership with the International Energy Agency (IEA). Posted at, the just-published 2017 technology review Paris Accord prompts cement companies' low-carbon production method audit Lafarge Canada's Burlington, Ontario, and Edmonton, Alberta, operations have obtained Concrete Sustainability Council (CSC) bronze level certificates for Responsibly Sourced Con- crete, indicating clear chain of custody for materials, zero waste water discharge attain- ment due to high recycled water use, plus strong health and safety programs. "We are very proud being the first to receive this certification in North America and to supply certified responsibly sourced concrete to our customers," says LafargeHolcim Region Head North America Pascal Casanova. "We con- sider sustainability to be both a responsibility and business opportunity, [and] encourage the whole construction sector to play its part in responsibly sourcing concrete." The company will seek more CSC certifications in all geo- graphic area, he adds, as sustainability is one of four LafargeHolcim Group strategic pillars. A companion of the World Council for Sustainable Business Development's Cement Sustainability Initiative, CSC crafted the Responsible Sourcing System with a group of industry and certification institute represen- tatives. It is designed to provide transparency on the environmental, social and economic responsibility of concrete, cement and aggre- gate companies' operations and supply chains. presents 52 individual papers on existing technologies for which the latest development and implementation status is reviewed, plus seven additional summary papers describing technological developments that can further enhance carbon dioxide emissions mitigation in cement production or downstream activi- ties. The latter include "New binding materials: LAFARGE CANADA USHERS RESPONSIBLY SOURCED CONCRETE IN NORTH AMERICA custom concrete production equipment tailored to your specifications 1.800.657.5420 concrete batch plants silos aggregate handling cement handling dust control automation systems retrofits turnkey services < < < < < < NATIONAL CONCRETE ® CUSTOM CONCRETE PRODUCTION EQUIPMENT

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