Green mobility at the heart of sustainable infrastructure
We have a once in a generation opportunity to put climate action at the heart of our global recovery. There is a wave of unprecedented stimulus packages around the world, with many governments embedding sustainability criteria into their infrastructure stimulus plans.
Smart infrastructure plays a key role in this transformation and can support countries to achieve their net zero goals. Now is the time to act and Holcim is ready for this great rebuilding effort with our green building solutions.
At Holcim, we have expertise in building essential infrastructure, such as highways, ports and subways. We provide high-performance material solutions that are optimized for their construction. With our expertise, we design materials that are ecologically sound and smart - reducing carbon emissions and minimizing waste while using digital technology to increase efficiency. We can build circular, by recycling materials where possible, and use green concrete and cement, such as ECOPact and ECOPlanet, to enable low carbon construction.
Driving circular construction for metros and tunnels
With transport Infrastructure projects, we actively recycle construction and demolition waste to keep materials in use as long as possible. For example, we recycled materials used in the new Grand Paris Express underground into low carbon concrete and aggregates for use in roads. We did the same with Switzerland’s Gotthard tunnel, recycling materials from the world’s longest and deepest tunnel.
"Green mobility plays a key role in this transformation and can support countries to achieve their net zero goals. Now is the time to act."
Designing smarter roads with industry-leading digital materials platform ORIS
When building roads there is a complex set of data that needs to be considered to create the greenest possible solution. Our combined road and material expertise allows us to analyze a series of parameters such as local resources, expected traffic, the lifespan of the project, and long-term weather conditions, using digital tools such as the ORIS platform, powered by IBM.
"With digital technologies like ORIS, we can accelerate the transition to building and maintaining low-carbon and more sustainable roads around the world."