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CEMEX introduce ‘Buildings Made Better’ range

CEMEX are offering innovative solutions for sustainable renovation

Company’s eco-friendly renovation products to move forward under new umbrella brand

CEMEX are bringing their sustainable refurbishment and energy-efficient renovation products and services together under a single, new umbrella brand – ‘Buildings Made Better’ – which has been designed to offer customers easy access to sustainable, low-carbon solutions.

As part of the company’s dedicated climate action strategy, ‘Future in Action – Committed to Net-Zero CO2’, CEMEX have highlighted a selection of specialist renovation products that support the retrofit agenda and are suited to a diverse selection of applications and environments, from residential housing projects and public buildings through to urban schemes.

The CEMEX renovation range includes a wide selection of new and innovative products designed to boost energy efficiency, increase productivity and durability, offset carbon emissions and conserve water.

From the company’s renowned Vertua low-carbon concrete and self-levelling/flowing screed solutions to its factory-produced mortars and sustainable urban drainage systems, CEMEX’s environmentally friendly solutions have been specially engineered to support the construction phase and the whole lifecycle of the building.

Steve Crompton, director of quality and product technology for CEMEX Materials West Europe, commented: ‘The renovation of existing buildings can lead to significant energy savings for all, as buildings account for over 40% of energy consumed. More than 220 million buildings in Europe representing approximately 85% of the building stock built before 2021 will mostly still be standing in 2050, yet currently only 1% of buildings undergo energy-efficient renovation every year.

‘The energy performance of buildings is a major area for improvement in public policies, for new build and the renovation of the existing stock. From residential housing to public buildings and urban schemes, across the board we’re demonstrating to our customers that by improving the built environment, we can significantly improve our natural environment too.’

He continued: ‘Concrete has a critical role to play in the transition to a low-carbon economy. We have the aspiration to deliver net-zero CO2 concrete globally by 2050, which will contribute to the development of climate-smart urban projects, sustainable buildings and climate resilient infrastructures.’

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