13M tons

approx. reduction of CO2 emissions by GCP Concrete Admixtures in 2020*

 

Cost-saving Sustainability Measures

Leveraging our specialty additives in their mix, producers have a wide range of options for delivering highly workable, high-strength concrete and a lower embodied carbon footprint. Using more workable concrete saves labor costs and results in faster project completion.

Fast Facts:
In 2020, ADVA®, DARASET®, CONCERA® and other GCP concrete admixtures reduced CO2 emissions by approximately 13 million tons. That’s equivalent to taking four million cars off the road every day.

*Reflects GCP internal estimates

 

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DUCTILCRETE® engineered slab systems

One way to help building tenants reduce their carbon footprint is to move away from using traditional concrete slabs.

Concrete slabs contain large amounts of cement, the source of most CO2 emissions associated with concrete use.

DUCTILCRETE engineered slab systems are typically thinner than traditional concrete slabs, they require considerably less cement. Using a DUCTILCRETE system for a 93,000 m3 (1,000,000 ft2) warehouse could eliminate roughly 0.5 million kg (1.2 million lb.) of CO2 emissions.

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TYTRO® Solutions for underground construction

GCP’s integrated line of advanced, specialty solutions for tunnel construction and underground mining. Key benefits: Reduced waste and repair and maintenance. Simplified installation. Accelerated schedules. Optimal installed cost. Extended service life. Safer operations. 

Product range includes Shotcrete admixtures, Fiber reinforcement, Ground injections, Backfill admixtures, Thin spray-on liner. 

Shotcrete system allows mix optimization, shorter cycle times, waste minimization. In one case study, the addition of 3.6 kg/m3 (6.1 lb/yd3) of TYTRO RC 430 allows reducing cementitious content by 33 kg/m3 while achieving equivalent later age strength. Reducing 33 kg/m3 (55.6 lb/yd3) of ordinary Portland cement would result in a reduction of 0.033 metric tonne CO2. If this approach is applied on a middle-size project with a shotcrete production volume of 6500 yd3 (5000 m3), the carbon dioxide emissions of the project would be reduced by 165 metric tons CO2 as a result of reducing the cement content by 7% with the addition of 0.8% of TYTRO RC 430 by total cementitious materials content. Find out more about TYTRO.