Cemfree a Giant Success at Ecobuild

Date Added: 16/03/2015

Cemfree, the world’s first truly sustainable concrete, with the potential to revolutionise the construction industry, received tremendous interest at Ecobuild 2015 with a number of high profile attendees visiting the stand including Lord Prescott, former SMR Deputy Prime Minister. 

Cemfree is a zero-cement structural concrete that uses a by-product of other industries to provide up to a 95% reduction in CO2, compared with Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC). If Cemfree was used at capacity in the UK alone it would account for a saving of over 2 million tonnes of CO2 a year, which is equivalent to taking 750,000 cars off the road.
The game-changing product was developed by David Ball Group. Chris Howard, CEO at the Group says:

“The calibre of attendees that visited the Cemfree stand at Ecobuild just demonstrates how revolutionary this product is. During the event we had visitors from Skanska, Cross Rail, Bouygues and Aecom to name but a few, all interested in the product’s ability to reduce the carbon footprint of their developments, meeting industry sustainability and energy efficiency targets.

“Industry backing for Cemfree was displayed from attendees working in policy, green consultancy and architecture as well as substantial construction companies.
“The interest from as far afield as Saudi Arabia, Qatar and China was particularly striking. The international support for Cemfree demonstrates the Concrete’s industry’s commitment to change its approach to carbon emissions. We hope Cemfree will encourage and inspire more innovations in this area, to help address the construction industry’s green credentials.”

Cemfree has been awarded several high profile accolades, including the coveted Supply Chain Green Solutions Awards from Skanska UK, the CONSTRUCT award for materials and product innovation, as well as being named the winner of the Shell Springboard Awards.

Coverage was included in the following publications: Building Products, Qube, Specification Online, Building Construction Design, Architect Datafile, Hotel, Sport & Leisure, UKGBC and Sustainable Engineer.


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