- Published: Thursday, 06 October 2011 21:17
- Written by Cement Americas News
Source: Portland Cement Association, Skokie, Ill.
The need to decrease energy usage and subsequent emissions from the building sector has been at the forefront of U.S. green movement. To address this, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Concrete Sustainability Hub conducted a life-cycle assessment (LCA) study to evaluate and improve the environmental impact and study how the “dual use” aspect of concrete—its ability to offer a durable structure while providing thermal mass benefits for energy loads—affects the environmental footprint of the structure.