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NEU has identified materials that are a good starting place to learn about sustainability and decarbonization. NEU also periodically publishes articles in industry trade journals.

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Limestone Calcined Clay Cement for Reducing Carbon Emissions

Andrea Schokker and Karen Scrivener

As the effects of global warming become more evident, cement and concrete are increasingly part of the conversation, contributing as much as 6 to 8% of global CO2 emissions. The climate crisis has moved the industry to consider technologies that can successfully reduce CO2 emissions in both the short- and mid-term. With a goal of maintaining the global temperature rise below 2°C (3.6°F) above pre-industrial levels, novel approaches are now being introduced.


Carbon Neutral Concrete: What does it really mean?

Andrea Schokker, PhD, P.E., LEED AP

We’re hit with a plethora of terms: green, resilient, low carbon footprint, sustainable, low emissions, carbon offset, eco-conscious, net-zero, renewable, global warming potential, carbon neutral, and the list goes on. The first thing to note is that the word carbon is being used to represent CO2, or in some cases CO2 equivalents (combined impact of all greenhouse gases). Given our name, NEU: An ACI Center of Excellence for Carbon Neutral Concrete, I will focus on the term carbon neutral. Note that NEU in the name is not an acronym but is from the word NEUtral, as that is our goal.


Brochure: Low-Carbon Concrete Materials Available to Reduce CO2 Emissions of Concrete Used in Your Project

Concrete plays a critical role in civilized society and is used extensively in our buildings, highways, bridges, and other infrastructure. This is because it is a versatile material that offers a safe, durable, and resilient solution at an efficient cost and it cannot be easily replaced with another building material.

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