ECO Materials: Emerging Construction Materials — Towards Sustainable and Resilient Cities
The cement industry alone accounts for about 8% of global anthropogenic CO2 emissions, mainly attributed to the production of ordinary Portland cement (OPC). Alternative low-carbon binders to OPC are currently being researched, with some already in use today. Despite the countless opportunities presented by the use of these binders, their widespread adoption faces challenges, including market resistance, lack of established standards and guidelines, and various technical obstacles, all contributing to a measured pace in their integration. This conference explores these emerging low-carbon cementitious materials, their opportunities, challenges, and the way forward to their implementation to help build more sustainable, environmentally friendly, and resilient cities and infrastructure.