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CANADA’S CEMENT AND CONCRETE INDUSTRY APPLAUDS WARNINGS FROM INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL THINK TANK


Statement by Michael McSweeney, President and CEO, Cement Association of Canada in response to a new study by the International Institute for Sustainable Development identifying serious gaps in the way carbon is being measured. Read the statement

TOOL FOR TRACKING GHGS IN CANADA’S BUILDINGS HAS “BUILT IN” ERRORS: STUDY – CARBON ACCOUNTING PRACTICES NEED IMPROVEMENT, MAY MISDIRECT EFFORTS TO REDUCE EMISSIONS


Winnipeg, April 2, 2019 – Construction practices need to change if Canada is to meaningfully reduce GHGs from the building sector, a new report finds. Emission Omissions: Carbon accounting gaps in the built environment, a new peer-reviewed study conducted by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), examines Life-cycle Assessments(LCA) – the primary tool used by industry and researchers to account for GHGs and other impacts of building products at each phase of their “cradle-to-grave” lifespan (i.e., production, use, end of life).

Concrete's Cleaner Afterlife


Published in the University of Washington Conservation Magazine - December 11, 2013 The modern age is built upon concrete. Concrete is cheap to make, easy to transport, and highly formable—making it a ubiquitous and universal feature of the developed landscape. But unlike building materials that defined past eras, concrete doesn’t exactly stand up to the test of time. Read More

New: MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub info sheet on life cycle thinking for pavements


To achieve sustainable, long-term solutions, engineers, designers, and policy makers must account for all economic and environmental costs over the lifetime of a project and need the right tools and approaches to do so. Life cycle cost analysis (LCCA) and life cycle assessment (LCA) are methodologies that allow environmental and economic impacts to be studied and quantified. Read More

New! Stantec LCCA Standard Practice Guideline Final Report now available.


This project reviewed the LCCA practices in place across transportation agencies in Canada as well as in select international agencies. The guideline provides a reference guide on LCCA for alternate pavement-type bidding. The project also included the development of user-friendly EXCEL spreadsheet (based on the guideline) to aid in the analysis of life cycle costs of alternate pavement designs. Read More
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National Lobby Day


Largest Gathering of Canada’s Cement and Concrete Industry Heads to Parliament Hill to Deliver One Message: “Build it Once. Build it Right. Build it to Last. Read More

Hill Times OpEd Concrete Meeting Low Carbon Challenges


The question for government is how to secure and capitalize on Canada’s leadership in this unique clean economy space, so that the country fully benefits from being at the forefront of this innovation play. Read More
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