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Bellona encouraged by EU's directive for embodied carbon of buildings

15 March 2023, Published under Cement News

Climate and sustainability foundation, Bellona, says it is encouraging to see   the EU take decisive action on the built environment and embodied carbon following the European Parliament’s passing of its Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) recast.   This legislation addresses embodied carbon and whole-life greenhouse gas emissions (both embodied and operational emissions). Until now, embodied carbon has remained largely ignored in the EU and the building sector’s efforts t...

Collaboration and circular economy building

09 December 2022, Published under Cement News

This week Vicat announced that it was collaborating in a new consortium of manufacturers called the 'Advancement of Excellence in Industry' to advance decarbonisation, the circular economy, the factory of the future and the digital transition. To this end, it will construct a regional campus in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes. A key insight behind the initiative is that building circular economies can only succeed through collaboration, therefore more partnerships will need to be formed to achieve n...

Momentum builds for embodied carbon regulation

17 June 2022, Published under Cement News

This week Ecocem spoke out on the UK Government's measures for CO 2 reduction for new homes and buildings. The aim of reaching net-zero carbon emissions in the construction sector will need not only energy-efficient buildings but improved sustainability throughout the lifespan of a building. Ecocem and others are calling for the reduction of the embodied carbon from emissions during the complete process of construction of a building and its materials’ lifetime to be taken into considera...

Ecocem questions UK Government's CO2 regulations for new homes and buildings

14 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Ecocem has questioned whether the new UK Government regulations (15 June 2022) for new homes and buildings in England to produce significantly less CO 2 go far enough? Ecocem advises that embodied carbon, meaning the CO 2 emissions released over the whole lifecycle of a building, should be adopted alongside carbon emissions for building materials. According to the World Green Building Council, buildings are responsible for 39 per cent of global carbon related emissions, with a significa...