The National Coalition of Women of Color in Construction (NCWCC) is a Trade Association committed to advancing the participation and success of women of color in the contracting and construction sectors. Our mission is to facilitate the growth and empowerment of women of color in these historically male-dominated industries by offering a range of resources, support, and opportunities.

NEW GREEN CONCRETE CONTRACTORS SERIES

Green concrete is an excellent choice for commercial and residential buildings, infrastructure projects, and dam construction

Valued at $1.6 trillion, the U.S. construction industry is a massive contributor to the economy, employing over 7.6 million people. But while it significantly impacts the economy, it’s also responsible for a fair share of pollution and environmental damage.

Construction projects rely heavily on concrete for foundations, floors, walls, and various other applications. Unfortunately, despite its high energy efficiency and durability, concrete can also have a large carbon footprint. 

According to Chatham House, over 4 billion tons of cement are produced each year, accounting for 8–10% of the world’s total carbon dioxide emissions. The production of one ton of cement releases approximately one ton of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

As the push for sustainability and environmental responsibility gains momentum, the construction industry is leveraging green concrete to help reduce its impact on the planet. 

But what is this buzzworthy material? 

And what are some of its best applications and advantages? 

This Series tells you what you need to know about this innovative and sustainable construction material.

Top 6 advantages of becoming green concrete contractor.

 

With a heightened focus on sustainability and climate change, green concrete is gaining popularity as an eco-friendlier alternative to traditional concrete. The production of green concrete encompasses different aspects of sustainability, including social, economic, and environmental. Here are the top benefits of green concrete:

Reduced carbon footprint

Green cement requires less energy to produce as it substitutes a portion of cement with industrial waste materials, leading to a smaller carbon footprint. High CO2 levels in the atmosphere contribute to global warming, so green concrete can help mitigate climate change by reducing emissions.

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