ECOPact: New Low-Carbon range of Concrete

ACC Ready Mix Concrete has recently introduced its new low carbon range of concrete called ECOPact. It is a “Green Concrete” that has been introduced for a high-performing, sustainable and circular construction.

About ECOPact

  • ECOPact was launched in Mumbai and Hyderabad in the first phase.
  • It will be rolled out across the country in a phased manner with in a few weeks.
  • The ECOPact was rolled out with the objectives of enhancing the transition towards low-carbon and circular construction.
  • The innovative manufacturing process of the ECOPact will reduce the CO2 emissions by up to 100 percent.
  • It will also enhance the sustainable products offerings in the construction industry.
  • It is a concrete that comprises 30-50 percent lower embodied carbon content as compared to the reference concrete which is designed with OPC.
  • This innovative range uses CO2 reduced binders.
  • It was manufactured using the optimized mix designs in order to reduce the carbon footprint.
  • It is suitable for all structural components ranging from foundations including elements such as columns, external or internal walls, beams, slabs, driveways and walkways.

Significance

  • The ECOPact range will help the developers to obtain the Green Points from Indian Green Building Council (IGBC).
  • The concrete has superior durability and finish as compared to conventional concrete.

Types of the ECOPact range products

The customers can choose the concrete on the basis of desired level of CO2 reduction and sustainability objectives.

  1. ECOPact PRIME- It offers CO2 reduction up to 50-70 percent.
  2. ECOPact MAX- It offers CO2 reduction greater than 70 percent.
  3. ECOPact ZERO- It is a combination of concrete technology excellence and climate action. Thus, it offers the elimination of carbon footprint of concrete. Thus, reduces the overall carbon footprint of any structures.

ACC Limited

It is one of the largest producers of cement. The company is a subsidiary of LafargeHolcim. It was established in Mumbai in August 1936.

The Indian Green Building Council (IGBC)

It is a part of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). It was established in 2001. The council seeks “To enable a sustainable built environment for all”.  It also seeks to make India a global leader in sustainable built environment by 2025.

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