On November 16th, OpenAir hosted “Action Seminar: Low-carbon Concrete and Local Government Leadership.” This virtual forum guided local governments in New York State and beyond who are ready to lower the carbon footprint of the concrete they use.
In Part 1 of the Seminar, Mayor Nicola Armacost of Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, discussed how the municipal government in her town passed a Low Embodied Carbon Concrete resolution, which has already resulted in the use of low-carbon concrete.
Following the Mayor, OpenAir Collector Chris Neidl gave an overview of the climate impact of concrete and the opportunities to decarbonize the sector. He also reviewed the many techniques being developed the reduce and eliminate the emissions of the concrete industry. He finished the presentation by highlighting the way that local governments are especially well-positioned to lead the transition to low-carbon concrete due to their frequent procurement of concrete, a product that is inherently local since it is produced close to job sites.
All that and much more about opportunities for local governments can be found in Part One: watch here.