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Holcim US Advances Sustainable Construction in North Texas with Launch of ECOPact™ Low-Carbon Concrete
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Sep 18, 2023, 10:00 AM ET
- Green concrete will reduce global warming potential of building materials in fast-growing Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex
CHICAGO, Sept. 18, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on the success and continued growth of ECOPact™ low-carbon concrete in the market, Holcim US today announced the introduction of the innovative sustainable construction material in the rapidly expanding Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. An industrywide commitment to lowering the carbon footprint of the built environment is driving the construction sector to act quickly to decarbonize by midcentury.
"Dallas-Fort Worth has consistently ranked as one of the nation's fastest-growing areas over the last decade," said Rick Pucci, SVP and General Manager, South Region. "As construction growth continues in North Texas, ECOPact low-carbon concrete will help meet the increasing demand for sustainable building solutions that achieve the highest level of standards within our industry."
Climate scientists widely recognize that reducing embodied carbon in building materials is critical to stabilizing global warming and addressing the environmental impact of population growth. In support of these goals, Holcim US is committed to transitioning customers in North Texas to ECOPact low-carbon concrete products as quickly as possible. This market conversion represents yet another milestone in Holcim's journey toward a net-zero future.
A signatory to the US Mayors' Climate Protection Agreement for reducing greenhouse gas emissions below 1990 levels, Dallas has long been on the leading edge of sustainable construction. In 2008, it was one of the first US cities to adopt comprehensive green building standards, and it currently pursues an aggressive climate action plan. The conversion of regional markets to ECOPact low-carbon concrete building solutions will help Dallas meet its ambitious sustainability commitments—emission reductions of 43 percent by 2030 and 100 percent by 2050—as well as make a strong contribution to Holcim's 2050 net-zero goals.
Compliant with all industry standards, the product is available in a range of low-carbon levels and strength classes, and it can be used in all types of applications, regardless of performance requirements.
Holcim is a global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions. Driven by its purpose to build progress for people and the planet, its 60,000 employees are on a mission to decarbonize building, while improving living standards for all. The company empowers its customers across all regions to build better with less, with its broad range of low-carbon and circular solutions, from ECOPact to ECOPlanet. With its innovative systems, from Elevate's roofing to PRB's insulation, Holcim makes buildings more sustainable in use, driving energy efficiency and green retrofitting. With sustainability at the core of its strategy, Holcim is becoming a net-zero company with 1.5°C targets validated by SBTi.
In the United States, Holcim US includes nearly 350 sites in 43 states and employs 7,000 people. Our customers rely on us to help them design and build better communities with innovative solutions that deliver structural integrity and eco-efficiency. To learn more, visit holcim.us.
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