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Concrete is essential to the development of buildings around the world, but its impact on the environment can be considerable.
Cement, for example, is a crucial component in concrete but it is energy intensive to produce and its manufacture has a big footprint when it comes to carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
According to a 2018 report from Chatham House, over 4 billion metric tons of cement are produced annually. This, the policy institute said, accounts “for around 8% of global CO2 emissions.”
As concerns about the sustainability of the construction sector mount, a