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Sponsored Content: CSA Group - Helping to understand how material choices affect the carbon footprint of construction projects

Sponsored by CSA Group

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Sponsored Content: CSA Group - Helping to understand how material choices affect the carbon footprint of construction projects

The selection of building materials with low environmental impact is an important part of green building certification programs. But until now, a lack of industry standards to recognize and reward low carbon intensity cement or concrete has made it difficult for specifiers to give their preference to materials manufactured with a lower carbon footprint.

“Increasingly, architects, engineers, and other building professionals want to understand how their construction material choices affect the carbon footprint of their projects. CarbonStar® provides an easy-to-use metric that allows specifiers of concrete to optimize the carbon footprint of their projects at the design stage, helping project teams identify strategies and new technologies that dramatically reduce and even sequester carbon in concrete.”  Adam Auer, Director of Sustainability, Cement Association of Canada   

Learn more about CSA SPE-112:21, CarbonStar: Technical specification for concrete carbon intensity quantification and verification, and how the CarbonStar methodology supports sustainability in infrastructure and building projects.

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CSA A23.1:19/CSA A23.2:19, Concrete materials and methods of concrete construction/Test methods and standard practices for concrete

CSA A23.1:19/CSA A23.2:19 Concrete materials and methods of concrete construction/Test methods and standard practices for concrete + Redline Document*

CSA A23.3:19, Design of concrete structures

CSA A23.3:19, Design of concrete structures + Redline Document*

A23.4-16 (R2021), Precast concrete – Materials and construction

* The redlined document includes a full-text version of the active standard plus an indication of changes from the previous edition.

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CSA Group is a trusted leader in standards development for the construction industry

 For over 100 years, CSA Group has produced standards behind the design and construction of buildings and infrastructure including structural design, systems and resiliency, and manufacture and certification of construction products. Today we have more than 250 standards – many referenced in legislation and construction specifications – that help safeguard human life and contribute to the progressive improvement of the construction industry.


This content is sponsored by CSA Group in collaboration with ConstructConnect® Media. To learn more about CSA Group, visit https//store.csagroup.org.

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