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Sourcing low-carbon concrete for construction and infrastructure projects
Join us for a free one-hour webinar on how to procure low-carbon concrete to reduce the embodied emissions of your construction and infrastructure projects.

The production of concrete is estimated to be responsible for as much as 10 percent of global CO2 emissions -- almost as much as the emissions attributed to all worldwide residential heating and electricity production. So as organizations strive to lower their carbon footprint, interest in low-carbon concrete is rising rapidly.

But many questions arise on the way to adopting low-carbon concrete specifications. What is the best way to reduce concrete's embodied carbon? Is low-carbon concrete less robust or durable than conventional concrete? Does it require special handling? Is there sufficient supply in a given area to cover a project’s needs? And how can the building developer or owner drive low-carbon concrete specifications down to subcontractors who are usually engaged on a project or deliverables completion basis, rather than overseen at the materials selection level?

Stacy Foreman of the City of Portland’s Procurement Department and Michael Bernert of Wilsonville Concrete will discuss a successful recent pilot conducted by the City of Portland, OR to answer these and other questions. Speaking from the perspectives of purchaser and supplier, they’ll share their recommendations for other jurisdictions, suppliers, and procuring organizations looking to adopt low-carbon concrete requirements.

We will also be joined by Stacy Smedley of Building Transparency, developers of the free, open-access Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (EC3) tool. Stacy will share tools and strategies that procurement can leverage for concrete emissions reduction.

Learning objectives:
- Common challenges to adopting low carbon concrete requirements
- Approaches to specifying and verifying lower carbon concrete
- Assuring sufficient supply for specific projects

Oct 13, 2022 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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