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Sustainable Concrete Materials
The center aims at developing new technology routes to integrate waste materials in the production cycle of concrete, resulting in an innovative light-weight, eco-compatible and cost-effective construction materials. The concrete would be made by all-waste raw materials and characterized by low embodied energy, low CO2 emission, improve ductility and thermal insulation performances. The target of low embodied energy and CO2 will be mainly achieved through working on the binder side, while the target of energy efficiency (heat insulation) will be mainly achieved through working on the aggregates side.
The projects running through this research center will have diversify results, while setting-up a novel low-cost material for producing energy-efficient buildings components, will also contribute to solving the issue of waste pressure on towns and to reducing the consumption of not-renewable natural raw materials.
Director of SUS-CON Research Center