Government policies are misdirecting efforts to reduce GHGs from buildings – Opinion by Michael MCSweeney, President and CEO, Cement Association of Canada, April 2019

The construction, operation and decommissioning of our buildings and infrastructure account for approximately 40% of all man-made greenhouse gas emissions. For those involved in climate policy, it is self-evident that building practices need to change – our buildings must become lower carbon and more resilient to our changing climate. Governments and many in the building…

Canada’s Cement and Concrete Industry Applauds Recommendations from International Environmental Think Tank

Statement by Michael McSweeney, President and CEO, Cement Association of Canada, in response to a new study by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) that identifies serious gaps in the way carbon is being measured. April 3, 2019 – In communities across the country, the buildings where we live and work are responsible for…

New IISD Study: Tool for Tracking GHGs in Canada’s Buildings has “Built In“ Errors - Carbon Accounting Practices Need Improvement, May Misdirect Efforts to Reduce Emissions

Construction practices, policies, building and energy codes and other regulations need to change if Canada is to meaningfully reduce GHGs from the building sector, a new report finds. Emission Omissions: Carbon accounting gaps in the built environment, a new peer-reviewed study conducted by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), examines Life-cycle Assessments (LCA) –…

Canadian Cement Industry Committed to Canada’s Low-Carbon Transition

Carbon pricing poses significant challenges for Energy Intensive Trade Exposed sectors like cement, especially given our significant exports to US markets that don’t face similar costs. We are committed to low-carbon leadership and are making progress with low carbon fuels and significant investments in other made-in-Canada innovations. Minister McKenna and her team have worked very…

Cement Association of Canada Letter to BBC News Re: Climate change: The massive CO2 emitter you may not know about

The cement industry welcomes the BBC’s recent article discussing the importance of concrete as the most used, most versatile and most durable construction material on the  planet. Virtually all the infrastructure that defines the modern world simply could not exist without it. Contrary to the headline’s implication, however, it’s no secret that concrete, like all…

Largest Gathering of Canada’s Cement and Concrete Industry Heads to Parliament Hill to Deliver One Message: “Build it Once. Build it Right. Build it to Last.”

Ottawa, October 17, 2017 – The Canadian cement and concrete industry is converging on Parliament Hill over the next two days, meeting with Ministers, Members of Parliament, Senators and senior civil servants to convey the importance of its contribution to the economic prosperity of communities across the country and to helping Canadians face the twin…