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Icon of The Concrete Initiative The Concrete Initiative
A concrete initiative to tackle the challenges of sustainable construction! The Concrete Initiative wishes to engage with stakeholders on the issue of sustainable construction, and in particular the barriers and solutions to harness its multiple benefits. The project is led by CEMBUREAU (the European Cement Association), BIBM (the European Federation of Precast Concrete), ERMCO (the European Ready-Mixed Concrete Organisation) and UEPG (the European Aggregates Association). It examines the economic, social and environmental implications of sustainable construction and the need for a balanced approach among these three pillars. It shows how the construction industry, including concrete, can help find solutions to Europe’s challenges. This means increasing understanding of the significant role of concrete in all three areas of sustainable construction.

Multiplier Effect Study - Concrete Dialogue - 19 Nov 2015
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This study by La Bipe (Euroconstruct) management consultants, has documented that for every job created in cement and concrete within the construction industry, nearly three jobs (2.8) are created in the wider economy. The report’s findings were revealed at the conference "Citizens at the heart of  the sustainability-built environment" hosted by The Concrete Initiative on 19 November 2015 in Brussels. The conference brought together European and local policymakers and other interested stakeholders to discuss the economic, social and environmental benefits of sustainable construction for Europe’s citizens.

The Le Bipe study also highlighted the key sectors where cement and concrete are used which in turn contribute to Europe’s low carbon economy. These include energy efficiency, transport infrastructure and sustainable construction.

The Concrete Initiative calls for higher levels of investment into sustainable construction to boost jobs and growth and at the same time help build Europe’s low carbon economy

Source: Concrete sector calls for higher investment in sustainable construction, boosting growth & jobs (Press release - The Concrete Initiative)
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Icon of European Concrete Platform European Concrete Platform
The European Concrete Platform is an alliance of the European branch associations representing the concrete industry (precast and ready mixed concrete) and suppliers of its main raw materials: cement, concrete admixtures, and aggregates. The European Concrete Platform aims to promote concrete as the material of choice providing building solutions for sustainable development and sustainable construction.

Concrete for energy efficient & comfortable buildings
en_energy_performance_brochure.pdf
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EC2Commentary
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EC2WorkedExamples
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Sustainable Benefits Of Concrete Structures
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