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Oct. 3/19 Concrete Solutions for Reducing Embodied Carbon

Join us for our next ECN Vancouver event on Thursday, October 3rd, where we will focus on Concrete Solutions to Reduce Embodied Carbon.

We want to engage a wide range of people who design, produce, and build with concrete (e.g. Architects, Structural Engineers, Developers, Contractors, Trades, Concrete Producers etc.).

Concrete is the most widely used construction material on the planet and typically makes up a significant portion of the embodied carbon in our buildings.

This is why we are excited to have Matt Dalkie from Lafarge give a presentation that dives deep on how we can reduce embodied carbon in concrete. Specifically, he will cover:

  • Cement: Overview of the manufacturing process, where does all the CO2 come from, and what is the industry doing about it?

  • Concrete: What concrete choices can be made to reduce the embodied carbon of the building, a look at other cementitious materials.

  • Performance vs Prescriptive Specifications: What does a performance specification look like, what does it mean and how does it compare to prescriptive specifications.

Afterwards, we will have a group discussion to explore how we can all apply this information to our projects and reduce embodied carbon from concrete.

We are very grateful to Associated Engineering for hosting this event at their office as well as sponsoring food and drinks.


  • Location: Associated Engineering (2889 East 12th Avenue). Office is across the street from Renfrew Skytrain Station.

  • Parking: Street parking is available and recommended. There is parking in their underground lot only until 8pm ($2.50 evening flat rate from 6-8pm), however our event ends at 9pm.

  • Entrance: There will be someone sitting in the lobby to give people elevator access. The event will be held on our second floor, which requires key card access at all times.

Please share this event with anyone who you think should be part of this conversation. They can also sign up to join our mailing list on our new ECN Vancouver website to be notified of future events.

Hope to see you there!


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