Climate Change & Clean Energy

Industrial emissions

The cement industry as one of the most energy-intensive sectors is responsible for approximately 8% of CO2 emissions. At the same time, existing cement and concrete standards have been identified as one of the main barriers to the uptake of low-carbon cements as they require minimum amounts of Portland cement to be traded on the European market. Our goal is to create opportunities for innovative, low carbon cements and contribute to the development of more performance-based standards for cement and cementitious materials.

What we are working on

  • Revision of the EN 15804 standard on Environmental Product Declarations for construction products, a highly popular standard amongst the industry;
  • CEN/TC 51 “Cement and building limes” which drafts European standards on cement classes and specifications and establishes harmonised test methods for cement;
  • CEN/TC 104 “Concrete and related products”, working on properties, requirements and test methods for concrete;
  • CEN/TC 350/WG 3, which develops core rules for the environmental performance declaration of construction products.

Related news

  • CALL FOR EXPERTS – GHG accounting & carbon neutrality

    ECOS is looking for experts in the field of greenhouse gas emissions accounting methods, with a focus on GHG emissions from Energy Intensive Industries and carbon neutrality, to provide us with technical and scientific input and represent ECOS position in the development of standards.

  • ECOS is looking for experts!

    ECOS experts provide us with technical and scientific input and represent us in technical standardisation and policy discussions. We are currently recruiting experts in the fields of nanotechnologies, fertilisers and steel.

Contact person

Ioana Popescu
Senior Programme Manager+32 2 893 08 66

ECOS is co-funded by the European Commission and EFTA

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