ECOPact - The Green Concrete

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With ECOPact you can:

  • Easily reduce the environmental impact of your project with no compromise to performance
  • Achieve embodied carbon reduction without the use of offsets
  • Contribute to a circular economy by diverting waste from landfill and closing material cycles
  • Get green building certifications
  • Maintain product strength and quality
  • Have a wide range of mixes available for different strengths and applications
  • Place, pump and finish like conventional concrete

ECOPact is the world’s broadest range of low-carbon concrete.

It offers up to significantly lower emissions of CO2 emissions compared to standard (CEM I) concrete with no compromise in performance.

ECOPact is the innovative approach that we have developed at Holcim and Aggregate Industries to accelerate the transition to a net-zero future. We can only do this for the future of our planet if we engage with a plan for net-zero in the construction sector.

At Aggregate Industries we have detailed our approach to drive the sustainability agenda with transparency of data, targets and objectives to achieve in the UK outlined in our sustainability strategy. We are committed to help you, our customers reduce the footprint of buildings and infrastructure to build better and more with less.

It’s the only way we can build progress for people and the planet together.

 

Get in touch

Contact us for more information about how we can reduce carbon with concrete in your next project. 

GREENER CONSTRUCTION STARTS WITH ECOPact

Concrete is the second most widely used material worldwide, after water. The environmental impact of concrete is not purely due to the per kg carbon produced when compared to other construction materials, it’s due to the sheer volume produced.

Cement, a key ingredient of concrete, equates to 90% of its carbon footprint. Originally this was reliant on using fossil fuels during the manufacturing process. However, did you know this process produces less than 1.5% of UK carbon emissions against an average of 7% worldwide?

As the industry moves away from fossil fuels, we’re actively seeking greener solutions to help decarbonise our environment and achieve the net zero target.

ECOPact is the start, actively reducing CO2 in your build, no matter what the project.

All alongside maximising alternative fuels throughout the production process within both our cement plants. And investing in future technology
to increase our thermal substitution rate at our plants.

Reduced C02

ECOPact range is the industry’s broadest offering of green concrete for sustainable and low carbon construction.

The product is sold at a range of low-carbon levels from 30%-100% lower embedded carbon compared to standard (CEM I) concrete.

 

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Carbon reduction figures are based on industry base levels. For project specific calculations, please contact our technical teams.

100% PERFORMANCE: SUSTAINABLE DOESN’T MEAN COMPROMISE

SAME GREAT DURABILITY
Concrete is durable like no other building material. Buildings erected today stand the test of time for generations. And when a concrete building is torn down, it’s components can be almost completely recycled.

SAME GREAT STRENGTH
A key characteristic of concrete is strength. There’s a myriad of concrete mix possibilities, each designed specifically to meet a range of criteria. This doesn’t have to change with low carbon concrete. You can still create complex designs with the same reliability and strength of traditional concrete.

SAME GREAT FINISH
Whether it’s exploring different mix designs, product proposals or strength testing for added peace of mind, our concrete team is on-hand to help you choose the most sustainable option for your needs.

If you’re looking for the highest performance with the lowest carbon, ECOPact Prime AS concrete increases cement substitution and keeps pace with construction.

APPLICATIONS

ECOPact mix designs can be used in a variety of structural components: from foundations, columns and beams, to walls, driveways and walkways.

It can be easily handled, pumped and finished like conventional concrete. Our range of ECOPact products have been designed to offer alternative solutions for all construction applications - from structural and infrastructure. 

ECOPACT PRIME AS

Developed through extensive product research, this innovative solution offers greater carbon reduction compared to ECOPact, with the same setting time, plus an active development of strength.

ECOPact Prime AS is the UK’s first concrete to offer high levels of carbon reduction without compromising on performance.

  • Increases cement substitution.
  • Includes advanced technologies to secure the build performance of regular concrete.
  • Ensures reduced bleed, high early age strength and improved concrete durability.
  • Meets all the existing standards for regular concrete and the design of concrete structures.
  • Bespoke mixes can be developed to meet specific site needs.
  • Readily available throughout the UK.

ECOPACT OPTIONS: KEY FEATURES

ECOPACT - OVER 30% CARBON REDUCTION
A low carbon concrete utilising blended cement, that has over 30% CO2 reduction compared to a standard concrete (CEMI) mix.

ECOPACT PRIME - OVER 50% CARBON REDUCTION
An engineered low carbon concrete utilising higher blends of cements using GGBS.  ECOPact Prime delivers over 50% CO2 reduction compared to a standard concrete (CEMI) mix.

ECOPACT PRIME AS - OVER 50% CARBON REDUCTION + IMPROVED PERFORMANCE
A unique mix, producing a concrete that has greater carbon reduction than ECOPact, plus active strength development and same setting time as ECOPact. Providing very low carbon concrete with the highest performance. 

ECOPACT MAX - ULTRA LOW CARBON CONCRETE
Our lowest carbon range of concrete using cement alternative technology such as alkali activation with alkali activators, offering a substantial CO2 reduction compared to a standard concrete (CEMI) mix.

ECOPACT ZERO - CARBON NEUTRAL CONCRETE
You can choose to make any ECOPact product, including Prime and Max, carbon neutral through offsetting the residual CO2. This will automatically upgrade your product to ECOPact Zero, our carbon neutral concrete product.
 
You don’t need to do any additional work, simply ask for your product to be carbon neutral when you place the order. To learn more about our carbon offsetting scheme, click here.

Do you need project specific calculations?

We have a dedicated ECOPact team that can provide you with comprehensive carbon calculations, certified by the Carbon Trust. 

We can also provide Lifecycle Assessments on request. 

Please contact the team for more information, ecopact-aiuk@aggregate.com

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Use our Carbon Calculator to find out how much carbon is in your current mix.

 
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