The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) are supporting the ALCAS Conference by offering Sustainable Development (SD) CPD points to participants...
GBCA Sustainable Development CPD points on offer at ALCAS conference
December 10, 2018
Find out how you can improve the adoption of sustainable supply chains to ensure best practice materials are being used in this masterclass developed...
GBCA Holds Responsible Products and Materials Masterclass
February 28, 2018
If you are an LCA Professional with an interest in working overseas, this job may be for you. Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg Sweden...
LCA Professional Needed in Sweden
April 1, 2019
LCA study reveals that exposed concrete in the built environment reabsorbs atmospheric carbon
July 19, 2019
Researchers at CalPortland Company released a paper that highlights exposed concrete's role as a storehouse of atmospheric carbon. The study aimed to understand the effects of greenhouse gases associated with the built environment, focusing on CO2 uptake in concrete within the context of its overall Life Cycle Assessment. They found that concrete buildings, pavements and structures are silently absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to such a degree that the built environment represents one of the world’s largest storehouses of carbon.
This paper, along with other recent findings, shows that carbonation in cement products represents a substantial carbon sink that is not currently considered in emissions calculations. As organizations and companies actively work on measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, a better understanding of the level of CO2 uptake by concrete can help develop better strategies to mitigate the impacts of climate change.