Continuing Education Credits
Due to the inability of our out-of-town speakers to travel, we are canceling Concrete Ways to Capture Carbon. We apologize for any inconvenience and will be issuing a full refund to all registrants. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Concrete is the most commonly used building material in the world, and the second most used substance after water. Its central ingredient, portland cement, is a leading source of global industrial emissions—and demand for cement is on track to grow 23 percent by 2050. However, finished concrete also has the extraordinary potential to store carbon in mineral form, locking away emissions that would otherwise wind up in the atmosphere.
In this panel, experts from the private sector and academia will discuss the importance of addressing concrete’s embodied emissions in achieving city and state climate goals. Mature carbon reduction solutions, as well as newer carbon sequestration innovations, will be featured and explored. And recently introduced policies at the municipal and state level that aim to jumpstart the market for low carbon concrete will be reviewed, including New York State’s own low-carbon concrete procurement legislation, currently introduced in the State Assembly.
Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Rutgers University
Director, Office of Environmental and Energy Programs, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Founder and Principal, Building Product Ecosystems, LLC.
Architectural Sales Executive, Glenwood Mason Supply Co.