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CEMEX introduces ‘Buildings Made Better’

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As part of its ‘Future In Action’ Climate Action Strategy commitment to deliver net-zero CO2 concrete to all customers by 2050, CEMEX has highlighted a selection of specialist renovation products that support the retrofit agenda and are suited to a diverse selection of applications and environments, from residential housing projects and public buildings through to urban schemes.

The new CEMEX renovation range includes a wide selection of new and innovative products designed to boost energy efficiency, increase productivity and durability, offset carbon emissions and conserve water. From its Vertua® low carbon concrete, to self-levelling and flowing screeds – ideal to complement underfloor heating, thermal insulating and foamed lightweight concrete, and then through to factory produced mortars and sustainable urban drainage systems, CEMEX’s sustainable solutions support the construction phase and the whole lifecycle of the building.

By providing a comprehensive range for sustainable refurbishment and energy efficient renovation, CEMEX is committed to preserving the UK’s building stock for future generations. The drive to restore, maintain and improve is resulting in better buildings with greater resilience to the impacts of climate change.

Steve Crompton, Director of Quality and Product Technology, Materials West Europe, CEMEX, comments: “The renovation of existing buildings can lead to significant energy savings for all, as buildings account for over 40% of energy consumed. More than 220M buildings in Europe representing approximately 85% of the building stock built before 2021 will mostly still be standing in 2050, yet currently only 1% of buildings undergo energy-efficient renovation every year. The energy performance of buildings is a major area for improvement in public policies, for new build and the renovation of the existing stock. From residential housing, to public buildings and urban schemes, across the board we’re demonstrating to our customers that by improving the built environment, we can significantly improve our natural environment too.”

“Concrete has a critical role to play in the transition to a Low-Carbon Economy. We have the aspiration to deliver net zero CO2 concrete globally by 2050, which will contribute to the development of climate-smart urban projects, sustainable buildings and climate resilient infrastructures. By bringing together a comprehensive range of sustainable products that support the important area of retrofit, we are offering our customers easy access to the right products for the job whilst keeping the environment front of mind.”

At the heart of sustainable and technical progress for buildings, from structure design to restoration and refurbishment, CEMEX provides a dedicated team to help customers meet their diverse site working conditions.

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