The manufacturing of cement generates about 0.85-0.90 tonnes of CO2 per tonne of cement. By comparison, the manufacturing of 1 tonne of EnviroPozz could be up to 90% less GHG emissions. So, substituting up to 20% EnviroPozz for cement will provide a substantial reduction in greenhouse gas emissions per tonne of cementitious material.
Using EnviroPozz as a supplementary cementing material (SCM) in concrete production improves durability, so structures last longer and need fewer repairs ultimately reducing overall life cycle costs.
Whitemud Resources uses a unique, dry process to manufacture EnviroPozz which protects our planets valuable water resources. Other processes typically use approximately three cubic metres of water per tonne of produced metakaolin.
Buildings made with EnviroPozz are lighter in colour than those made with more traditional cementing materials, giving them increased albedo, or reflectivity. Lighter coloured buildings reflect light in the summer and require less energy for cooling.
*equivalent savings in GHG emissions (based on 175,000 tonnes of production at 8.9L/100km and 20,000km per year driven)
*equivalent savings in GHG emissions (based on 175,000 tonnes of production as compared to mature trees sequestering CO2)
*equivalent savings in GHG emissions (based on 175,000 tonnes of production as compared to 2,000 square foot single family home annual emissions)
LEED certification provides an independent, third party verification that a building, home or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at achieving high performance in key areas of human and environmental health:
There are a number of LEED rating systems available to meet the needs of different building and project types. Each LEED rating system consists of prerequisites and credits. Prerequisites are required elements, or green building strategies that must be included in any LEED certified project. Credits are optional elements, or strategies that projects can elect to pursue to gain points toward LEED certification. Certification levels include:
In the construction industry, significant LEED points can be awarded through the supplementing of cement in concrete with greener alternatives. The use of Whitemud's EnviroPozz helps to generate these LEED points, proving beneficial to concrete producers and developers alike.
As the industry moves towards greener solutions, EPDs are becoming and important measure on a products environmental impact. An EPD provides a comprehensive and transparent report that documents the way a product affects the environment throughout its lifecycle. The report includes environmental impact information such as ozone depletion, water pollution, smog and global warming potential (GWP).
The overall benefit to an EPD is that it is an internationally recognized system and this allows producers, investors, consumers and other interested parties to identify products that will have a lower impact on the environment.
Using EnviroPozz in a cementitious design can reduce a product's GWP, and take you another step closer to producing net zero concretes and other cementitious products.
Adding EnvrioPozz improves the environmental footprint of both Portland and Portland-limestone based concretes:
• If manufactured with renewable fuels and electricity, EnviroPozz can reduce the GWP by nearly 90% when compared to Portland or Portland-limestone cement.
• EnviroPozz reduces the heat island effect when used in pavements and roofing systems.
• EnviroPozz increases durability and reduces overall life cycle project costs.
The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) is committed to working towards a Net Zero Future which include the following:
EnviroPozz from Whitemud fits nicely into many of these categories including mix design optimization, efficiency in design and construction, savings in clinker production and cement and binder costs.
Being sustainable is all about meeting the needs of today, without sacrificing the environment for future generations. To achieve this, we need to look at building better, stronger, longer lasting structures for future generations, while doing so in a way that minimizes the impact on the environment.
With our EnviroPozz, Whitemud is helping to contribute towards a sustainable future through our reduced carbon emissions and elevated performance benefits. Some highlights include:
Best in class companies strive to ensure that they follow key principles which are necessary for effective governance such as:
Good corporate governance is very important and some examples include: