Concrete and Embodied Carbon for Zero Carbon Buildings

DURATION: 1 hour
Concrete is the most widely used building material in the world. Manufacturing cement for concrete accounts for roughly 8% of global greenhouse gas emissions. As more construction projects start managing embodied carbon, the emissions impact of this critical material is becoming increasingly apparent. Strategies exist to reduce the embodied carbon of concrete including tweaks to mix design like maximizing supplementary cementing materials, using Portland-limestone cement, and altering early-strength requirements / curing time. Advancements in concrete manufacturing are also showing promising results to tackle GHG emissions, from direct injection of CO2 to new CO2-made aggregates, among others.

This course will provide an overview of the key topics related to the embodied carbon of concrete as it relates to low-carbon buildings. Topics include life cycle emissions of concrete; overview of various applications and considerations of concrete in buildings; environmental product declarations (EPDs); calculation tools and methodologies; innovations in low-carbon concrete technologies; and related case studies. After this course, participants will be better equipped to describe the life cycle embodied carbon emissions of concrete and propose and implement reduction strategies for construction projects.

This course is delivered by Ryan Zizzo of Mantle Developments. .

CaGBC would quickly like to thank the companies that sponsored the development of this course:

- The Canadian Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute
- ASH Grove
- Carbon Cure
- Lafarge,
- The Cement Association of Canada

Note: Access to this course is for a period of 90 days from date of enrollment.


An email will be sent from "Support Team" with the subject "CaGBC Central: New User Account" within 1 to 2 business days of purchase. If you already have a CaGBC Central account, your On Demand will appear under "My Courses" within 1-2 business days of purchase.

You will have access for a period of three calendar months from the date the course is made available to you.

Member price: $40

Non member price: $55

Regular price: $55.00

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