Lafarge est engagé à être le plus important concepteur et fournisseur de produits bitumineux innovants conçus pour optimiser la qualité, les performances, la résistance et la durabilité en Amérique du Nord.
DuracycleMD est une gamme d’enrobés chauds exclusive à Lafarge qui contient des quantités élevées de matériaux recyclés. En utilisant des matériaux recyclés d’origine locale comme des pavés d'asphalte récupérés, des modificateurs d'asphalte et de sable de verre, Duracycle réduit l’utilisation de granulats primaires et contribue de façon importante aux objectifs de protection des ressources et de l’environnement.
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.
The project is utilizing this industry-leading technology to supply concrete to the footing, walls, and floors of a 4-plex project in Kingston, Ontario. Lafarge is pleased to be working with Habitat for Humanity on this project, and will be donating all the concrete required for this exciting new build.
"We are very excited and grateful for the partnership we have with Lafarge. As we strive to design and build our homes with more energy efficient elements and sustainable products, it is a perfect opportunity for us to have Lafarge generously donate their ECOPact Zero carbon concrete mix for this project. We applaud Lafarge on their commitment to our Habitat project and for being leaders in in producing greener and more sustainable products to help protect our environment."
Deb Wilson, Director of Construction
Habitat for Humanity Kingston - Limestone Region
Lafarge’s ECOPact ranges of concrete products is part of our commitment to building a greener Canada.
By choosing ECOPact instead of conventional concrete, you’ll not only reduce your carbon emissions, but build sustainability into your project right from the start. Our family of ECOPact products has been developed to allow you to use sustainable materials for all construction applications - from foundation systems to structural elements and in between. ECOPact concretes meet CSA and ASTM standard specifications for concrete (25-50MPa) and can be tailored to meet specific project requirements if this is the most valuable approach for your project.
The Lafarge ECOPlanet label is only used for Lafarge's most sustainable products. The ECOPlanet material used for the House of Tomorrow project, recorded less than half the kgCO2/mt emission over a regular portland cement. We are excited about this first milestone and are looking forward to the future supply of our ECOPlanet solutions.
OCTOBER 7, 2021, KINGSTON, ON: Across Canada, and around the world, affordable housing continues to be a challenge for families. Together, Habitat 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.
Every Habitat house changes lives: those of the families who help build them and pay an affordable mortgage and all those in the community who partner with Habitat to offer a hand up to homeownership through donations, volunteering and support.
Stable housing has a tremendous impact on family and community health, improved education outcomes for children and increased financial stability and opportunity. The cascading effects are far-reaching and transformational. Habitat homes are sold at fair market value to selected local families and financed by Habitat through long term, no-interest mortgages with payments geared to the household’s income.
Through the opportunity offered, Habitat homeowners are able to achieve the strength, stability and independence for themselves in their new homes. At the same time, Lafarge's role as a builder of progress is dedicated to empowering communities with our local, affordable housing and infrastructure solutions and support essential human rights, such as education, health and making a living.
"Each year, we celebrate our anniversary with a fundraising campaign. We partner with local businesses, service clubs, and individuals to raise $1000 a day for as many years as we have been working in Kingston and the surrounding area,” explains Erin Haworth, Community Engagement Manager for Habitat Kingston. “This year, we have a goal of raising $27,000 in 27 days."
It isn’t an easy goal, but last year, the Kingston community - including Lafarge Canada - stepped up to the challenge. “Habitat’s townhome project was an ideal fit for the ‘Houses of Tomorrow’ project - a global initiative by members of the Holcim Group to provide innovative, near zero CO2 footprint cement-based materials around the world. The Houses of Tomorrow initiative involves careful selection, design and use of materials which leverage low carbon standards in the overall construction, and especially application of near zero embodied energy concrete designed by incorporating low carbon content cement.
“Lafarge beat our original request by agreeing to donate 26 tonnes (80 m3) of their brand new ECOPact Zero / ECOPlanet, zero carbon concrete!” exclaims Haworth. The project is utilizing this industry- leading technology to supply concrete to the footing, walls, and floors of four townhomes which will provide four families the opportunity to purchase their own affordable home.
“Our sustainability goals overlap safe housing with reduced climate impact,” explains Rob Cumming, Head of Environment & Sustainability for Eastern Canada. “The ECOPlanet material used for this project recorded less than half the kgCO2/mt emission over a regular portland cement.”
ECOPact concretes reduce carbon emission and build sustainability into project right from the start whilst meeting CSA and ASTM standard specifications for concrete (25-50MPa). “We are very excited and grateful for the partnership we have with Lafarge. As we strive to design and build our homes with more energy efficient elements and sustainable products, it is a perfect opportunity for us to have Lafarge generously donate their ECOPact Zero carbon concrete mix for this project,” says Deb Wilson, Director of Construction. “We applaud Lafarge on their commitment to our Habitat project, and for being leaders in producing greener and more sustainable products to help protect our environment.”
“We are excited about this first milestone and are looking forward to the future supply of our ECOPlanet solutions,” shares Rob. “Helping our community and our planet feels really good!”
CALGARY, Alberta -- July 20, 2021 -- MEMBER of Parliament (MP) Greg McLean, will tour the Alberta Carbon Conversion Technology Centre (ACCTC) on July 20, 2021, to show his support for Calgary-based carbon utilization company, Carbon Upcycling Technologies (Carbon Upcycling) that produces a CO2-embedded concrete additive. Accompanying the tour will be CEO of Lafarge Western Canada, Brad Kohl, executives from InnoTech, and representatives from Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA).
Attendees will visit the Carbon Upcycling owned facility that boasts nine reactors, the largest of which produces 20 tonnes of concrete additive per batch. The carbon-enhanced concrete additives make concrete stronger and more sustainable with the ability to reduce the carbon footprint of concrete by up to 25 percent on a lifecycle basis. The company’s overall goal is 600 million tonnes of carbon reduction by 2030.
Carbon Upcycling has just recently announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Lafarge. The goal of the partnership is to integrate Carbon Upcycling’s CO2-embedded concrete additive into Lafarge’s Canadian and US operations, while exploring opportunities to expand Carbon Upcycling’s operating capacity by developing larger processing facilities. "We're eager to investigate the applicability of the Carbon Upcycling technology in our own operations, and are pleased to take this step following our non-binding MOU", says Brad Kohl.
MP Greg McLean, remarks that “as industry embraces the need to decarbonize, Carbon Upcycling is one of the Canadian companies showing leadership by providing real solutions that fit with our objectives. Their innovative technology makes improvements in the strength and quality of existing building materials, while helping reduce carbon emissions. These benefits help multiple sectors and position Canada for economic leadership and growth. Unleashing these technological innovations demonstrates real actions that will lead to tangible results in our efforts to advance our environmental goals in the context of our unique Canadian economy.”
Financial support from ERA has helped Carbon Upcycling scale its production capacity for commercial operations by over 10 million times as part of the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE. ERA CEO, Steve MacDonald, states that “advancing carbon utilization products and processes offers incredible potential for both new market growth and greenhouse gas reductions. ERA's support for Carbon Upcycling's technology is a great example of how Alberta is helping to deliver improved environmental and economic outcomes both at home and around the world.”
InnoTech manages and operates the carbon capture system at the ACCTC site. Steve McMahon, COO at InnoTech Alberta, says, “expedited technology development to turn ideas into tangible marketable products requires commitment, technical competency, and creative minds. Scaling up a benchtop reactor to an operational industrial scale in less than three years is remarkable. InnoTech Alberta is proud to be part of this expedited innovation by supporting the Carbon Upcycling Technologies operation.”
Carbon Upcycling plans to scale the technology further with larger units producing upwards of 100 tonnes of concrete additives per batch. The company’s vision is to usher in the carbon age by using the waste of today to build a better tomorrow with more sustainable materials.
Natalie Giglio, Carbon Upcycling’s Business Operations and Development Associate, urged the local construction community to reach out to discuss how they actively participate in deploying green, high performance construction materials in their projects. “We believe that CO2 can be used to produce not just greener, but stronger and more resilient infrastructure. We encourage all members of the construction community, architects, engineers, developers, contractors, and even homeowners to reach out to us on how they use low-carbon concrete in their next project.”