National – February 16, 2021: Embracing Innovation and Sustainability, ACC Ready Mix Concrete introduces its new low carbon range of concrete: ECOPact – the Green Concrete for high-performing, sustainable and circular construction. Launched in Mumbai and Hyderabad, ECOPact range will be rolled out across India in a phased manner in the next few weeks. The rollout of ECOPact is a key plank towards advancing the transition towards low-carbon and circular construction.
“With ECOPact, we are all set to make a positive impact on our community of builders and on every ECO-conscious home builder. The innovative manufacturing process of the ECOPact range, reduces CO2 emissions by up to 100% and further enhances our sustainable products offerings for the construction industry”, said Mr Sridhar Balakrishnan, MD & CEO, ACC Limited.
ECOPact is a concrete with 30-50% lower embodied carbon content compared to a reference concrete designed with OPC. The innovative product range uses CO2 reduced binders and is manufactured with optimized mix designs to reduce its carbon footprint and offers superior durability and finish when compared to conventional concrete. Using ECOPact range by developers will help them obtain Green Points from Indian Green Building Council (IGBC). The sustainable product range is suitable for all structural components: from foundations to roof – including elements like columns, beams, slabs, external or internal walls, driveways, walkways etc.
Through its ECOPact range of products, ACC will offer its customers the option to choose concrete based on their desired level of CO2 reduction and sustainability objectives. ECOPact PRIME offers CO2 reduction by 50-70%. ECOPact MAX has a CO2 reduction capability greater than 70%. ECOPact ZERO is a combination of concrete technology excellence and climate action offers the opportunity to eliminate the carbon footprint of concrete and greatly reduce the overall carbon footprint of the structures. We are excited that our customers will reap the benefits of ECOPact and be part of the construction industry’s transitioning to make better sustainable material decisions.
ACC has a unique track record of innovative research and product development. It has successfully developed some of the most innovative products, solutions, and services, as well as advanced manufacturing processes to achieve energy efficiency, lower cost of construction and reduce environmental footprint. With this new ECOPact green concrete range, ACC aims to continue taking the simplest steps that will make a big difference in sustainable and circular construction.