Cement Producers Target Carbon Footprint with Portland-Limestone Cement

cement producers target carbon footprint
PLC cement producers target carbon footprint with new microsite.

The Portland Cement Association (PCA), representing America’s Cement Manufacturers, launched a new promotion initiative emphasizing the sustainable benefits of portland-limestone cement (PLC). PLC, engineered with more limestone, performs comparably to Type I portland cement with up to 10% less greenhouse gas emissions. The aim of the Cement producers is to target carbon footprint

The microsite focuses on the product, featuring case studies, applications. Additionally, it includes frequently asked questions and the status of acceptance in the United States and around the world. The site also gives users access to a PLC calculator where builders, architects and designers can input building size or pavement length. The goal of this is to see how much PLC can reduce a project’s overall carbon footprint.

“PLC is another example of the cement industry evolving over the years, continuing to innovate and sustainably producing the high-quality cement that is needed to help keep America’s infrastructure strong and resilient,” said PCA President and CEO Mike Ireland. “This initiative will help educate engineers and other specifiers on how PLC can easily be incorporated into numerous projects.”

Visit www.greenercement.com to learn more about the sustainable benefits of building with PLCs.

About The Portland Cement Association

The Portland Cement Association (PCA), founded in 1916, is the premier policy, research, education, and market intelligence organization. It serves America’s cement manufacturers. PCA members represent over 90% of U.S. cement production capacity and also have facilities in all 50 states. The association promotes safety, sustainability, and innovation in all aspects of construction. It also fosters continuous improvement in cement manufacturing and distribution, and generally promotes economic growth and sound infrastructure investment. For more information, visit www.cement.org.

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