The LCCI is a network of scientists and engineers with expertise on various aspects of production, and consumption as well as on environmental life-cycle analysis of cement-based materials. The priority of the network is in the materials side solutions, since energy and production technology aspects have been already adequately covered by various organizations. The LCCI network discusses opportunities to increase eco-efficiency both in production and consumption cement, in a life-cycle approach.


Sustainable Housing, Sustainability in the Supply Chain, Reduce Climate Impact, Knowledge Sharing, Outreach, Awareness Raising

Sustainability themes

Sectors of activity
Buildings and construction, Scientific Research, Development and Innovation, Industrial Sector

Type of initiative
Capacity Building & Implementation, Education & Awareness Raising, Research, Analysis, Assessment

Type of lead actor
Scientific and Technical

Start date
08/04/2016

End date
31/12/2024

Shared by

Vanderley M John

Professor

Polytechnic School, Universit of São Paulo

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Objectives

The objective is to identify, analyze and disseminate potential solutions to mitigate CO2 emissions and increase resource efficiency over the life cycle of the cementitious materials, and promote those that are low-cost, technologically robust and environmentally sound.

Activities

Report on Low-Carbon Eco-efficient Cement-based Technologies, comissioned by UNEP SBCI
Research Efficiency strategies for the cement value chain
Carbon-capture by the stock of cement-based construction

Impact and Results

Collaborate in the mitigation of CO2 emmited by cement value chain, at low-cost making it viable for developing countries, and without the costs and risk associated to carbon capture

Influence R&D of research institutions and companies towards emerging technologies with highest mitigation potential
Generate subsidies for policy-making to encourage industry to develop adequate technologies
Educate professors of civil engineering and architecture to teach undergrads to better use cement-based materials

Next steps and how to get involved

Next steps includes:
a) Production of an original report about oportunities for resource-efficiency in the cement value chain
b) estimate carbon capture by in-use cement-based construction stock

The Initiative is open to the participation of experts in the related fields, both from Academy and Industry.