ECOPact, a lower carbon concrete developed by Holcim Australia, was launched in the market earlier this year.
With ECOPact, the carbon intensity in concrete can be reduced by 30-60 per cent by replacing standard cement with alternative materials. These include industrial by-products such as fly ash, blast furnace slag or silica fume.
ECOPact provides designers and contractors with simple solutions to achieve lower embodied carbon outcomes in their projects.
In an Australian first, Holcim now provides the opportunity to offset any remaining embodied carbon from ECOPact concrete. Known as ECOPactZERO, this means the concrete component of a project can be carbon neutral.
Photography by Grant Turner