ACI spotlights Low-Carbon Concrete Code at global climate conference

Sources: NEU: An ACI Center of Excellence for Carbon Neutral Concrete, Farmington Hills, Mich.; CP staff 

Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne Professor Karen Scrivener joined fellow panelists and moderator (from left) NEU Executive Director Dean Frank, ACI President Dr. Antonio Nanni and GCCA Sustainable Construction Director Andrew Minson.

American Concrete Institute and NEU: An ACI Center of Excellence for Carbon Neutral Concrete previewed ACI 323, Low-Carbon Concrete Code at (Conference of Parties) COP28, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change-hosted meeting in Dubai. The soon-to-be-released document was the subject of an early-December panel discussion, staged in the Concrete Future Pavilion and moderated by Global Cement and Concrete Association Sustainable Construction Director Andrew Minson. 

ACI President Dr. Antonio Nanni (University of Miami) noted that sustainability is at the forefront of many industries, but the concrete construction community has a remarkable, elevated opportunity to fundamentally change the way civilizations are built. “ACI and NEU are uniquely positioned to address these initiatives and we look forward to sharing our knowledge and collaborating with organizations that share this interest,” he said. 

“NEU is fully committed to helping companies decarbonize concrete using the best technologies available. Through working with GCCA, our members and allied associations, we hope to further educate the industry on best practices to reduce carbon emissions,” added NEU Executive Director Dean Frank. 

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