Based on the results of an independent review carried out by thinkstep-anz on behalf of Concrete NZ, the New Zealand concrete industry is already halfway towards its 2030 emissions reduction target. Firth’s EPD and EC³ tool are key ways for the concrete industry to close out the second half.
“A unique attribute of concrete is that mix designs can be formulated for individual projects,” adds Dene Cook, Division Technical Manager for Fletcher Building. “To accommodate this the Embodied Carbon Calculator EC³ allows Firth to calculate the global warming potential (GWP) of any mix from any of its plants. The calculator allows the mix design engineers to evaluate three streams while developing mix design solutions - cost, strength, and environmental footprint. This means the development of the best solution for each project.”
Enabling a green construction sector
The information contained in a construction product EPD assists customers to calculate the environmental impacts of their construction projects for a wider, more holistic perspective on the environmental impacts of buildings and infrastructure projects.
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