The Lafarge Kingston, Ontario, plant produced and delivered the first ECOPact Zero concrete in Eastern Canada in late July. The milestone also marked the first time utilizing ECOPlanet cement in the mix.
As part of Holcim’s “Houses of Tomorrow” initiative, which aims to provide innovative cement-based materials with a near-zero carbon footprint, Lafarge is donating the ECOPact Zero concrete for the construction of a quadplex in Kingston. The producer is working with Habitat for Humanity on the project.
“We are very excited and grateful for the partnership we have with Lafarge. As we strive to design and build our homes with more energy-efficient elements and sustainable products, it is a perfect opportunity for us to have Lafarge generously donate their ECOPact Zero carbon concrete mix for this project,” said Deb Wilson, director of construction at Habitat for Humanity Kingston – Limestone Region. “We applaud Lafarge on their commitment to our Habitat project and for being leaders in in producing greener and more sustainable products to help protect our environment.”
“The ECOPlanet material used for the House of Tomorrow project, recorded less than half the kgCO2/mt emission over a regular portland cement,” said Lafarge. “We are excited about this first milestone and are looking forward to the future supply of our ECOPlanet.”