Sustainability Successes

 
Lafarge tracks clean energy initiatives and success at Dawson Road location

Lafarge tracks clean energy initiatives and success at Dawson Road location

October 15, 2021 - Winnipeg, MB: Lafarge Canada continues to demonstrate their commitment to keeping sustainability at the forefront of all its operations. Working with Efficiency Manitoba, Lafarge Canada’s Dawson Road location installed energy-efficient machinery and LED lights at the facility - saving nearly half a million kWh of electricity over five years.

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Lafarge Canada & Habitat for Humanity partner to provide safe and sustainable housing

Lafarge Canada & Habitat for Humanity partner to provide safe and sustainable housing

Lafarge's role as a builder of progress is dedicated to empowering communities with local, affordable housing and infrastructure solutions and support essential human rights, such as education, health and making a living. Learn more about howHabitat for Humanity Kingston Limestone Region and Lafarge Canada collaborated on a project to combine sustainable solutions with much needed homes that will help local families live in safe, stable housing. 

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Lafarge Issues More EPDs in Western Canada, Proving Performance and Sustainability

Lafarge Issues More EPDs in Western Canada, Proving Performance and Sustainability

AUGUST 12, 2021 - CALGARY, AB: With more environmental product declarations (EPDs) released for concrete available in Alberta and Manitoba, Lafarge’s ongoing commitment to sustainability remains in the forefront. The EPDs provide third-party verified data critical to surging sustainable construction across Western Canada.

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Lafarge partners with Cematrix and the University of Waterloo on road base project

Lafarge partners with Cematrix and the University of Waterloo on road base project

August 15, 2021 - WATERLOO, ON: Cematrix and the University of Waterloo’s Centre for Pavement and Transportation Technology (CPATT) participated in an extensive research and testing program, on the use of CEMATRIX Cellular Concrete as road base material.

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Lafarge Supplies First ECOPact Zero concrete in Eastern Canada

Lafarge Supplies First ECOPact Zero concrete in Eastern Canada

On Monday, July 26th, Lafarge’s Kingston ready mix plant produced and delivered the first ECOPact Zero concrete in Eastern Canada utilizing ECOPlanet cement in the mix for the first time as well.  As part of Holcim’s ‘Houses of Tomorrow’ project to provide innovative, near zero CO2 footprint cement-based materials around the world, this marks the next step in our drive to demonstrate our developing know-how in sustainable construction around the world.

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Lafarge aggregates team innovates with natural gas

Lafarge aggregates team innovates with natural gas

JULY 2021 - CALGARY, AB: Across Southern Alberta, road construction often requires the use of portable crushers and washplants to provide road base - a critical element of long lasting and high quality roadways. Showcasing their innovative leadership, the Calgary Aggregates team seized the opportunity to trial new natural gas generators, and yielded some very promising results.

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Geocycle Canada wins Green Business of the Year award

Geocycle Canada wins Green Business of the Year award

Geocycle Canada won the Green Business of the Year award in the competition run by the Richmond Chamber of Commerce as recognition for their efforts at the Richmond Cement Plant. Overall, the Richmond Cement Plant expects to recycle 80,000 mt of waste in 2020 by co-processing waste that would otherwise be landfilled. 

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Lafarge Canada launches RAP pilot project - finding ways to build cities with reduced GHG emissions

Lafarge Canada launches RAP pilot project - finding ways to build cities with reduced GHG emissions

OCTOBER 2020, VANCOUVER, BC: Lafarge Canada is pleased to announce a new pilot project in collaboration with the City of Richmond to replace virgin aggregates with a recycled asphalt pavement (RAP) mix. One of several circular initiatives, the process of replacing virgin aggregates with recycled asphalt pavement significantly diminishes the depletion of natural resources and reduces carbon emissions while diverting truckloads of asphalt from landfills. 

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Edmonton Pipe sustainability initiative shows promise

Edmonton Pipe sustainability initiative shows promise

SEPTEMBER 30, 2020 - EDMONTON, AB: Lafarge Canada's ongoing energy audits and initiatives to reduce consumption continue to show promising results. The pipe manufacturing facility in Edmonton, AB, have been monitoring their electricity usage, and recently re-assessed their consumption, after completion of a retrofit project. The retrofit is expecting to yield a reduction in electricity use at the plant by 20% by the end of  2020, with potential for further reductions in the future.

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Case study: Lafarge Canada aggregates reduces GHG emissions on Amazon project

Case study: Lafarge Canada aggregates reduces GHG emissions on Amazon project

SEPTEMBER 2020, EDMONTON, AB: A detailed review of the GHG impact of supplying aggregates to the new Amazon warehouse in the Edmonton area considered haul distances and stripping depths. Lafarge Canada’s Northern Alberta team supplied recycled aggregates with calculations indicating that we reduced the amount of CO2  by 65% compared to supplying new aggregate.

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