Production of low-carbon concrete components for Aizenay high school

Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies announces the first pouring of concrete sheets manufactured with its H-UKR cement by GCC for the construction of a public establishment in Aizenay, Western France.

Launched in October 2020, the Aizenay high school site is currently under construction. Designed to accommodate up to 800 students, this project is part of a program to build four new schools in Vendée, Western France to meet an increase in the number of high school students.

The pouring of Hoffmann Green concrete is part of a global approach aiming to make this Aizenay high school an exemplary building from an environmental standpoint. Indeed, the specifications contain high environmental requirements: level 3 bio-sourced building label, E3-C1 Effinergie performance level and HQE sustainable building certification.

To help meet these objectives, Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies and GCC have collaborated in order to propose installing very low-carbon concrete sheets. This is a first for a public facility made possible by the partnership established between the two entities in 2020. The purpose of this partnership is to develop effective low-carbon buildings on a national scale.

The decision to use Hoffmann Green low-carbon cement was notably imposed by the CO2 savings generated. Indeed, the production of one ton of traditional Portland cement represents the emission of 881 kilos of CO2, while that of a ton of H-UKR clinker-free cement represents just 188 kilos of CO2.

Following this collaboration with the Pays de la Loire region and the town of Aizenay, GCC is already positioning itself on other projects that foresee the use of decarbonized concrete in the region.

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