Lafarge says 47% of cement produced will have reduced CO² by end of 2012
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Lafarge has claimed that 47% of its produced cement will have a reduced CO² level by the end of 2012.
The pledge is part of the French construction materials group’s PRO-Eco initiative, designed to facilitate sustainable construction for building professionals.
The initiative is based around three areas: training and information to help professionals make smarter choices; reducing the environmental impact of its products; and developing efficient and economical building systems for sustainable construction.
Lafarge has made a range of services available to building professionals in order to help them understand sustainable development opportunities. To date, it has trained 100 of its staff in sustainable building regulations, and over 200 meetings aimed at professionals on this subject have taken place across France.
The environmental footprint of its cement is documented on all Lafarge bags and the Group also offers the 'Dossier Environnemental', which evaluates the environmental footprint of all its concrete. The group said it has developed traditional construction methods to help design efficient buildings, such as a pumice stone concrete block that is naturally insulating, and Agilia, a range of self-placing concrete designed to save time and money during the construction process.