Low CO2 Concrete is stronger, cleaner, and greener than traditional concrete.
We create Low CO2 Concrete by supplementing Fly Ash for traditional Portland Cement. Fly Ash can reduce CO2 emissions with its low embodied energy compared to a high embodied energy from Portland Cement.
LEED points are not earned for use of a particular material or product, but using concrete as part of sustainable building strategies will help earning points toward certification.
Fly Ash can be used as prime material in many cement-based products, such as poured concrete or concrete blocks. One of the most common uses of Fly Ash is in Portland Cement Concrete pavement or PCC pavement. Road construction projects using PCC can use a great deal of concrete, and substituting Fly Ash provides significant economic benefits.
Fly Ash can be a cost-effective substitute for Portland Cement in many markets. Fly Ash is also recognized as an environmentally friendly material because it is a byproduct and has low embodied energy, the measure of how much energy is consumed in producing and shipping a building material. By contrast, Portland Cement has a very high embodied energy because its production requires a great deal of heat.