The cement industry is one of the most energy-intensive sectors in Europe. Its decarbonisation is crucial to support the Paris Agreement and help deliver the EU 2030 Energy and Climate goals. Standards can help by providing methods to calculate greenhouse gas emission levels. Many existing standards must be updated to enable the use of more environmentally friendly options now available.

Our goal is to decarbonise energy-intensive industries such as cement and concrete through robust standards that promote new, innovative and low GHG emitting products and processes.

  • Share expertise on greenhouse gas management and the mitigation of climate change in the development of standards
  • Contribute to standardisation developments on cement and building limes, concrete, and the sustainability of construction works

ECOS contributes to:

  • CEN/TC 51: Cement and building limes
  • CEN/TC 104: Concrete and related products
  • CEN/TC 350: Sustainability of construction works
  • CEN/TC 250: Structural Eurocodes

Standardisation requests from the European Commission and EFTA

  • M/114: Cement, building limes and other hydraulic binders (amended)

2016-I-017 ECOS Portraits II_Web_Ref_P1090607_(Credit @StokkStudio)For more details on ECOS’ participation in the work of cement, please contact:

Ioana Popescu – Programme Manager