Reducing materials and CO2 footprint by empowering smart design
A recent example of this is an innovative lightweight flooring system we developed in partnership with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) that has an 80% lower carbon footprint compared to traditional structures.
With its smart design it uses 50% less materials, with no steel reinforcements inside, making it easy to recycle at its end of use with a clean separation of materials.
It was made possible with Holcim’s ECOPact green concrete, which can contain up to 95% recycled raw materials inside.
With today’s rise in population and urbanization, we expect to build 10 billion square meters of floors each year to house more than two billion additional people in cities by 2050. Such circular systems can make a real difference.