Solar Impulse Foundation

Holcim receives Solar Impulse Foundation green seal of approval


The Solar Impulse Foundation, which champions world-leading technologies that protect the environment in a profitable way, awarded its “efficient solution” label to 17 Holcim green building solutions.
 

What is the Solar Impulse Foundation?


In 2016, Bertrand Piccard completed the first global circumnavigation in a solar-powered electric airplane. Building on this success, Piccard created the Solar Impulse Foundation (SIF) to accelerate adoption of clean technologies.

SIF set out in 2018 to find 1,000 possible solutions that protect the environment in a profitable way, as assessed by a pool of independent experts. Selected solutions received the “efficient solution” label as proof of their positive environmental and economic impact.

Our labeled solutions

 

3D concrete printing

Our innovative 3D printing solution has the potential to greatly accelerate the provision of schools and affordable housing.
 

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Aggneo®

Concrete waste is transformed into Aggneo® high-quality aggregates at dedicated platforms located near concrete plants and city centers.
 

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Airium

Airium is a mineral insulating foam that makes insulation of building envelopes affordable and accessible in developing countries.
 

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Base Vial

Base Vial is a special cement product available in Latin America that improves and stabilizes soil for sustainable road construction.
 

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Bio-active concrete

Holcim’s bio-active concrete preserves marine biodiversity by facilitating the rapid recolonization of damaged ecosystems.
 

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Circular Explorer

The Circular Explorer is a solar-powered catamaran designed to collect, sort and recycle plastic waste from rivers and coastal areas.
 

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Ductal®

Ductal® is Holcim’s ultra high-performance concrete, featuring unmatched qualities of durability, strength, aesthetics and ductility.
 

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DURABRIC

DURABRIC is an earth-stabilized block offering a sustainable alternative to the traditional burnt clay bricks that cause deforestation.
 

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ECOPact green concrete

ECOPact is the industry’s first and broadest range of green concrete with 30-100% lower embedded carbon compared to standard concrete.
 

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Geocycle PlaNet Solutions

Geocycle PlaNet Solutions offers plastic waste generators a fast-track route to plastic neutrality and creates closed loop waste management solutions.
 

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Hydromedia RoofTop Duo

Hydromedia RoofTop Duo is a permeable concrete roof system that turns inaccessible roofs into attractive and safe recreational areas.
 

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Maestro

Maestro masonry cement is low-carbon, with 40% savings on block laying and plastering, while exceeding conventional requirements.
 

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ORIS

ORIS is the first digital platform for sustainable road construction, lowering project costs and carbon footprint.
 

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Planet®

Available in France, Planet® is a low-carbon cement bag that provides a reliable, sustainable construction solution.
 

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Susteno 4

Susteno is a resource-saving cement made of high-quality processed demolition rubble that fulfills all aspects of a closed material cycle.
 

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TerraFlow™

TerraFlow™ ready-mix concrete is a highly durable construction solution ideal for underground applications such as tunnels and mines.
 

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Thermedia® 0.45

Thermedia® 0.45 is a ready-mix, insulating concrete for building multi-story residential and utility buildings in urban settings.
 

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