Cemex carbon footprint tool paces sustainability curve

A tool under phased, global deployment enables Monterrey, Mexico-based Cemex, S.A.B. de C.V., to measure greenhouse gas emissions tied to production and delivery of cement, ready mixed and aggregate products. A first of its kind in building materials, it assists customers calculating a project’s carbon footprint. Cemex will begin publishing product-specific carbon content in selected operations during 2011, with rollout schedule reflecting market requirements, and include related performance indicators in its annual Sustainable Development Report.

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Report Ranks Concrete Paths To Carbon Reduction In Cement-Based Products

Paving the Way to Cost, Energy, and Carbon Savings in the Concrete Industry, a new report from Boston-based Lux Research Inc., assesses an expanding range of options designed to make concrete greener through improved cement-production techniques, admixtures affording lower portland cement dosages, and supplementary cementitious materials, plus building energy efficiency and performance technologies.

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Lehigh Cement's Alabama plant celebrates new silo

The Lehigh Cement Co. plant in Leeds, Ala., celebrated in October the commissioning of its 20,000-metric ton, state-of-the-art, multi-compartment, environmentally friendly silo. The festivities began with presentations by company management about the construction and unique features of the silo.

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Holcim (US) Trident plant celebrates 100 years

Approximately 200 employees, family, retirees, friends, and local dignitaries gathered in September, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Holcim (US) Inc. cement plant located in Trident, Mo. The plant also used this celebration as an opportunity to bring awareness to the environment by incorporating a Conservation Day. "The Centennial celebration is an experience of a lifetime for the company, employees of our Trident plant, and the community surrounding it," said Bernard Terver, company president and CEO. "The cement industry has seen many changes over the past 100 years, but one thing remains consistent and that is the dedication of our employees. This plant is a great representation of that dedication."

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