We aim to contribute to the decarbonisation of energy-intensive industries, by creating opportunities for innovative, low-carbon materials and products, specifically in the cement and steel sectors. To this end, ECOS will contribute to continued development of performance-based standards for cement and cementitious materials, as well as steel and steel-based products.
Buildings and Construction Products
Two of the world’s main polluters are hidden in plain sight. Cement and steel, so commonly used in the construction sector, represent approximately 13% of our CO2 emissions combined - a perfect example of the impact that energy intensive industries have on our planet’s deterioration. They are both typically produced using highly polluting methods, and we are nowhere near reducing the resulting emissions, even though more sustainable options exist.
Health and safety of our participants is a priority for us. This is why we decided to move our event online, so that everyone can join from the comfort of their home or office. Would you like to join us on 29 September? Fill in the form below!
"Business as usual" is no longer an option in the face of our current climate crisis. Industry accounts for 14% of overall greenhouse gas emissions in the EU. To meet the EU’s climate neutrality target and address the ever-increasing environmental impacts from industrial production processes, we need to embark European industry on a net-zero, non-toxic environment pathway.