Concrete and cement

The production of cement has a particularly high carbon footprint.  So where wet mix-concrete is used in the construction of dwellings at Mullum Creek, supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs) must be specified. Concrete mixes incorporating SCMs are similar in price, and use a reduced amount of high greenhouse gas-producing Portland clinker, when compared with standard concrete mixes. SCMs include industrial waste products such as fly ash and slag. Refer to the Concrete Products Guide for more information, including a list of recommended products and suppliers.

Objectives

  • Where possible, design your home to minimise the need for concrete, especially structural concrete requiring substantial steel reinforcement.
  • Encourage the use of concrete with recycled content in both cement and aggregate to lower its embodied energy and reduce demand on our earth’s finite resources.
Mullum Creek concrete and cement products guides

Concrete and Cement Products Guide (20/07/17)