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Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies obtains FDES Environmental and Health Declaration forms for concrete floors and shells

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World Cement,

Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies has announced that is has obtained Fiches de Déclaration Environnementale et Sanitaire (FDES) environmental and health declaration forms for concrete floors and shells manufactured using its H-UKR cement.

These two FDES are part of a continuous proactive approach to certify innovative new Hoffmann Green cements. These standardised documents present the results of the Life Cycle Analysis of concrete manufactured from Hoffmann Green H-UKR cement for floor and shell elements as well as health information enabling the environmental and health performance to be calculated for a building’s eco-design. The FDES will be published in the INIES database, national reference database on environmental and health characteristics for the construction sector.

The FDES provide those who use concrete manufactured from Hoffmann Green cement with a summary of multicriteria, objective quantitative and qualitative information for every phase of a product’s life cycle (production, transport, implementation, use and end of life). It represents a tool for evaluating the environmental performance of buildings constructed using Hoffmann Green concrete, particularly within the framework of the new RE2020 environmental regulation whose implementation has, for now, been postponed until next summer.

Julien Blanchard and David Hoffmann, co-founders of Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies, say: “We are delighted to announce that we have received the first two French FDES for this type of product in anticipation of the new environmental legislation that will soon be applicable. This information is paramount for our clients, as it assesses the reduction in CO2 from using our clinker-free cement with a view to calculating the total carbon data for a building’s construction. This key milestone again demonstrates Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies’ dynamic approach and commitment to immediately and substantially reducing the construction sector’s carbon level given the climate change challenges the world is facing”.

H-UKR is a cement based on alkali-activated blast furnace slag to address the precast concrete, ready-mix concrete and cement bag markets.

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