Seattle’s iconic Spheres save 400 tons of CO2 with ECOPlanet

27 October 2021
 
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At Holcim, we are leading the way to a net-zero future. With ECOPlanet – our global range of green cements – we enable low-carbon construction and create more liveable cities. ECOPlanet green cements start with a 30% lower footprint and can go all the way to 95% carbon reduction, and are fully aligned with the highest levels of sustainable building certifications.

A good example of our contribution to a more sustainable world are the Spheres – a LEED Gold-certified project and a key component of a major office complex in Seattle, USA.

The Spheres occupy approximately 3.3 million square feet spanning over three blocks in the center of the city. The intersecting spherical domes range from 24 to 29 meters in height, each taking up half of a city block. This greenhouse-like environment has been conceived to provide an inspirational space where occupants can live and work while surrounded by 40,000 plants from the cloud forests of 30 countries.

Holcim’s Lafarge subsidiary in North America worked closely with the client Stoneway Concrete to produce an ECOPlanet solution that delivered more than 80% CO2 reduction over the industry average, saving up to 400 tons of CO2.

 

It’s our desire to create innovative solutions to solve problems and to protect our environment. We know through our own measurements that we’ve reduced CO2 by over 90,00 tons over the last ten years using ECOPlanet cement and similar products.

Greg McKinnon
Operations Manager, Stoneway Concrete
 

“It’s our desire to create innovative solutions to solve problems and to protect our environment,” says Greg McKinnon, Operations Manager at Stoneway Concrete. “We know through our own measurements that we’ve reduced CO2 by over 90,00 tons over the last ten years using ECOPlanet cement and similar products.”

With ECOPlanet, our global range of green cement – as well as ECOPact, our global range of green concrete – we are proud to enable low-carbon construction in Seattle and around the world.

 
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The ECOPlanet range of green cement range reduces CO2 emissions by at least 30%.