The EcoSmart Concrete Project: Results from the Case Studies

Following a brief introduction to the EcoSmartâ„¢ Concrete Project and its mandate of working with the cement and concrete industry to decrease greenhouse gas -GHG- emissions from that industry the report highlights the case studies that were undertaken during the project in 1999/2000. The report summarizes the most significant findings of various case studies which include practical solutions to the technical challenges that were identified while working with EcoSmartâ„¢ concrete on construction sites. In addition to the case study findings the fly ash infrastructure -types and uses of fly ash- is described once again offering practical advice on working with high volume fly ash concrete. A review of the technical advances in concrete production is provided offering the highlights of the innovations that have taken place in intergrind and precast technologies. The report concludes with an illustration of the CO2 emission potential of using EcoSmartâ„¢ concrete and several recommendations for future work.

Case Study Report Author: Veronica Gillies, Busby Perkins + Will Architects Ltd.,