Holcim's green building solutions behind a ‘living laboratory’ of sustainable building
With population growth and urbanization on the rise, we have to rethink the way we build cities to enable greener and smarter living for all. At Holcim, we are at the forefront of innovative and sustainable building solutions to make green construction possible at scale.
With our low-carbon and nature-focused solutions, such as ECOPact green concrete and Hydromedia permeable concrete - we are making cities more liveable around the world. Both of these solutions have contributed to the Living Tomorrow Innovation Campus in Brussels, Belgium.
Using ECOPact green concrete led to a 70% reduction in CO2 emissions compared to standard concrete. Living Tomorrow is anticipated to open in 2022. Rising 50 meters into the sky and housing a hotel, a gourmet restaurant, an experimental innovation center and a landing place for taxi drones, the center will be a living laboratory of new ways of living, lodging and working.
Building with a vision for the future means thinking ahead to reduce our environmental impact. This is why we like to work with Holcim, because they are always thinking about innovative solutions. We value the partnership because we know that Holcim continues to invest in research and development to further reduce its environmental footprint as well.
At Holcim we are proud to enable low-carbon construction of innovative projects across all regions with our green concrete ECOPact, ranging from at least 30 up to 100 lower footprint and carbon reduction, available in 24 markets today.
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Our ECOPact projects
Real estate developer SEGRO used ECOPact green concrete to revitalize a former coal mining area in Germany by building a new logistics park on the site. The project delivered 825 tons of CO₂ savings, or a reduction of 33% compared to the German industry reference.
Casa Laguna, the largest affordable housing project in Ecuador to date, used ECOPact green concrete for a 3,500 unit housing development. In total, ECOPact enabled 60% less CO2 emissions compared to conventional concrete.
At Holcim our researchers are constantly innovating to make sustainable construction possible at scale. Our ‘Houses of Tomorrow’ project is translating that work into real world solutions, with five housing projects in five different countries.
As a global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions, our products play an essential role in the development of greener buildings and more liveable cities. For example our green concrete range ECOPact offers 30% to 100% lower carbon compared to standard (CEM I) concrete.
We’re helping our customers build greener than ever before and we are accelerating our efforts with innovative green and circular solutions, such as: ECOPact, our green concrete, enabling carbon neutral construction, or Susteno, the world’s first cement with 20% repurposed Construction and demolition waste inside.