Green target: Create building materials with 50% less carbon by 2030

04/1/2011 |

Zeroing out fossil fuels in construction materials will be a tough challenge for manufacturers of concrete and other building products, but this is the goal put forth by the "2030 Challenge for Products" initiative. Selling these products in the marketplace has been tough, said Jeff Davis, an executive from U.S. Concrete, which has created ready-mix concrete with a 30% smaller carbon dioxide footprint.

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