Low carbon building

Low carbon buildings play a pivotal role in mitigating the environmental impact of construction. Two key components contributing to their sustainability are low carbon cement and green steel.

Low carbon cement significantly reduces the carbon footprint associated with traditional cement production. Green steel, produced using renewable energy sources and recycled materials, further enhances the eco-friendliness of construction projects. The combination of low carbon cement and green steel not only reduces the embodied carbon in buildings but also sets a new standard for environmentally conscious construction practices.

Low carbon building startup

We research early-stage startups that are developing promising technologies to produce green steel and low-carbon concrete.

Low carbon building strategy

Low-carbon cement

Cement is a key ingredient in concrete, which is the most widely used construction material in the world. However, the production of conventional Portland cement is energy-intensive and releases a significant amount of CO2, both from the chemical process itself (calcination of limestone) and from the energy (often from fossil fuels) used to heat the cement kilns. Low-carbon cement refers to a variety of cementitious materials that are designed to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions associated with traditional cement production.

Green steel

The steel industry is one of the largest industrial sources of CO2 emissions globally, due to its reliance on carbon-intensive blast furnaces which use coking coal as both a fuel and a reducing agent to convert iron ore into molten iron. Green steel refers to steel produced using methods that emit less carbon dioxide compared to traditional steelmaking processes. 

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