• Concrete is the most widely used man-made material on earth, and its use contributes about 5 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions

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Greening the built environment

New research on the environmental impact of concrete


Led by professors John Ochsendorf and Les Norford from the Building Technology Group in the School of Architecture + Planning’s Department of Architecture, newly released concrete life cycle research analyzes the overall performance of residential buildings, commercial buildings and highway pavements for different climatic regions, considering all phases of their life cycle from production and transportation through construction, maintenance and operations and finally through disposal.

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Topics: Architecture, Building, Concrete, Faculty, Research

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