Lafarge ECOPact Zero Concrete put to the test in Eastern Canada
Lafarge’s Kingston ready mix plant produced and delivered the first ECOPact Zero concrete in Eastern Canada utilizing ECOPlanet cement in the mix for the first time as well.
As part of Holcim’s ‘Houses of Tomorrow’ project to provide innovative, near zero CO² footprint cement-based materials around the world, this marks the next step in our drive to demonstrate our developing know-how in sustainable construction around the world.
The project is utilizing this industry-leading technology to supply concrete to the footing, walls, and floors of a 4-plex project in Kingston, Ontario. Lafarge is pleased to be working with Habitat for Humanity on this project, and will be donating all the concrete required for this exciting new build.
Lafarge’s ECOPact ranges of concrete products is part of the company’s commitment to building a greener Canada. “By choosing ECOPact instead of conventional concrete, you’ll not only reduce your carbon emissions, but build sustainability into your project right from the start. Our family of ECOPact products has been developed to allow you to use sustainable materials for all construction applications – from foundation systems to structural elements and in between,” shares Rob Cumming, Head of Environment & Sustainability for Eastern Canada. “ECOPact concretes meet CSA and ASTM standard specifications for concrete (25-50MPa) and can be tailored to meet specific project requirements if this is the most valuable approach for your project.”
The Lafarge ECOPlanet label is only used for Lafarge’s most sustainable products. The ECOPlanet material used for the House of Tomorrow project, recorded less than half the kgCO²/mt emission over a regular portland cement. “We are excited about this first milestone and are looking forward to the future supply of our ECOPlanet solutions,” shares Rob. “Helping our community and our planet feels really good!”