Concrete, a top-class 100% recyclable material
Producing concrete does not emit much CO2 because the material is produced locally and its components are only transported over very short distances to the place of production. The concrete mix (cement, aggregate, sand, some water) represents on average 0.08 kg of CO2/kg of concrete. To compare, producing 1 kg of veal generates the emission of 47 kg of CO2 (source: ADEME).
Concrete is particularly resistant to aggressions and stresses of all kinds, such as pollution, corrosion, frost and so on. In many circumstances, because is so reliable, it is the only material that can be used.
Concrete requires little maintenance, does not favour the development of fungi, has nothing to fear from termites or any other insects and needs no aggressive treatments that are harmful to the environment.
Furthermore, if we consider the entire life cycle of a building (from the production of the materials through to the demolition of the building at the end of its life), we find that concrete buildings resist better and last longer and are therefore more economical in terms of energy consumption than those built with other materials.
This is Concrete.
Fehr Groupe has been a leader on the concrete market since 1960, specialising in both ready-mix concrete (RMC) and precast walls. With a long-held interest in innovation, the group has constantly re-invented itself, bringing you new solutions for your construction projects every day.
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