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. Read the full article to learn more (PDF).
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