NRMCA e-news
Facebook Twitter YouTube LinkedIn

MIT CSHub Holds Public Webinar on Environmental Impacts of Cement and Concrete

Print this Article | Send to Colleague

The MIT CSHub is hosting its next public webinar, Lowering the Embodied Environmental Impacts of Cement and Concrete, on Thursday, February 27 at 11 a.m. Eastern time. This webinar will be presented by MIT Research Scientist and CSHub Executive Director Jeremy Gregory who states "Concrete is uniquely positioned to contribute to society’s sustainability challenges including durable infrastructure, affordable housing, and resilient buildings. As the most used building material in the world, there are significant opportunities to lower the environmental footprint of concrete and the structures that use them. This presentation will highlight strategies to lower the embodied impacts (of the materials) of cement and concrete, including the use of captured carbon to create concrete with a negative carbon footprint, and performance-based specifications. Combining these strategies with operational reductions in concrete structures will enable concrete to contribute to net-zero goals, along with other sustainability targets."

The MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSHub) webinar series offers information of general interest to members of the building, paving and construction communities as well as to educators, students, journalists, and law and policymakers interested in the environmental and economic impacts of decision-making concerning infrastructure. Videos of past webinars are archived to the CSHub YouTube Channel.

Webinars are free and geared toward a lay audience. The MIT CSHub is co-funded by the RMC Research & Education Foundation and the Portland Cement Association. You may register here.


Back to NRMCA e-news

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn