NEW JERSEY LCV HOSTS WEBINAR ABOUT PROPOSED LEGISLATION TO ENCOURAGE USE OF LOW-CARBON CONCRETE
State Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker will discuss his recently introduced NJ Low Embodied Carbon Concrete Act (NJ LECCLA), A5223. He will be joined by Sue Dorward, a New Jersey volunteer with the OpenAir Collective, and Dr. Matthew Adams, an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Together they will explain the benefits of low-carbon concrete and how the NJ LECCLA could help stimulate use of the low-emissions building material.
What: Webinar on low-carbon concrete and the proposed New Jersey LECCLA, featuring Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, Dr. Matthew Adams; NJ OpenAir Collective volunteer, Sue Dorward, and the bill’s sponsor, Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker.
When: Friday, February 26th, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Where: Virtual by Zoom (see further instructions below)
Why: To provide information about low-carbon concrete and a new bill to encourage use of the low-emissions building material.
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NJ LECCLA: New Jersey Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker recently introduced legislation to incentivize the use of low-carbon concrete in state-run projects. The bill proposes that the state use a discount rate when considering the use of low-carbon concrete in bids for construction projects. This requirement would force New Jersey to consider the future value of low-carbon concrete when assessing present-day costs. The bill further proposes an Environmental Product Declaration tax credit for low-carbon concrete manufacturers up to $3,000 per plant.
Low-Carbon Concrete: The primary binding material in concrete, Portland Cement, is estimated to be responsible for 8% of global carbon emissions. Low-carbon concrete uses alternative binding agents to significantly reduce the building material’s carbon footprint.