Advances In Boral Low-Carbon Concrete Makes Way For An Exciting Opportunity.
If successful in passing trial phases, Boral has announced they will supply their decarbonised concrete to be used in Perth’s new Roe Highway Logistics Park development.
The Envisia® concrete uses slag to replace up to 50% of the usual Portland cement without losing strength, size or durability, resulting in a 40% reduction in carbon content.
The logistics facility is set to be funded by the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC), which proposes to use solar panels together with the low-carbon concrete to create the most sustainable industrial property in Perth. The Roe Highway Logistics Park (RHLP) has already received $95 million from the CEFC on behalf of the Australian Government and is expected to be built over the next two years.
“The construction sector is a significant emitter of greenhouse gases and the lack of low carbon alternatives to traditional building material has so far made it difficult to abate” CEFC, CEO Ian Learmonth said, reinforcing the importance of slag.
“Exciting developments in low carbon construction materials are giving us the chance to accelerate decarbonisation, and success in this sector will help spur Australia’s transition to a low emissions economy.”
Learmonth said to encourage the use of products such as Boral’s Envisia concrete could change the construction landscape nationwide as the building industry represents around a quarter of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions.
“Importantly, the focus on low carbon construction materials at RHLP can play a critical role in influencing supply chains in the construction industry. This offers a new pathway to cut emissions from the supply chain, known as scope three emissions, and provides a world-leading example of low carbon options for the industry,” Learmonth said.
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