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New Oui Care headquarters wins SIMI 2021 Grand Prix15 December 2021
The winners of the SIMI 2021 Grand Prix, sponsored by Groupama Immobilier, were announced on 8 December 2021. One of the prizes, for constructions built between September 2020 and September 2021, was awarded to the new headquarters of Oui Care. The headquarters, located in Le Mans, France, took the prize in the New Office Building of 10 000 m2 or Greater category.Industry News
Life Cycle Assessment of a quay wall: building sustainable ports
Conscious of the importance of reducing the carbon footprint in civil engineering by supplying durable products with reduced environmental impacts, ArcelorMittal is looking into the eco-design of its product range of steel sheet piles. In 2019, ArcelorMittal assigned a Belgian engineering firm with the task of designing and comparing technical and financial aspects of three different alternatives to build a 200-metre-long quay wall for a new cruise ship terminal in a Belgian port. The new brochure, Sustainable Ports – Life Cycle Assessment, focusses on the environmental impact of the two most cost-effective solutions resulting from this study and on their Global Warming Potential (GWP).Article
XCarb® green steel certificates: benefitting the end user30 November 2021
The successful transformation of the steel industry includes zero-emissions steel products being accepted by the end user – and green steel certificates are an important part of this mission.Product News
XCarb® for Heavy plates: bigger, greener, better2 November 2021
Plants at Avilés and Gijón now supply higher quality heavy steel plate with a reduced CO2 footprint, allowing customers to buy XCarb® green steel certificates to reduce their Scope 3 emissions.Product News
ArcelorMittal and EIB announce €280m in funding for research and innovation supporting ArcelorMittal’s decarbonisation objectives22 October 2021
The €280m loan granted to ArcelorMittal by the European Investment Bank (EIB) aims at supporting ArcelorMittal’s European research and development programme and the associated capital expenditure in the fields of environmental, climate, and energy projects over the period 2021-2023.It will help the group reach its ambitious climate action goals and thus reduce the environmental footprint of its manufacturing facilities, steel products, and technological solutions. ArcelorMittal Europe has committed to reduce CO2 emissions intensity by 35% by 2030, with the ArcelorMittal group having set a 2050 net-zero emissions target.Corporate News
Potential climate and global changes are presently considered to be one of the biggest and toughest challenges for humanity. Sustainable development is the only adequate action that can prevent the degradation of our planet’s natural environment.
According to the Brundtland Report commissioned by the United Nations, also known as "Our Common Future," the term "sustainable development" is defined as follows: "Those paths of social, economic and political progress that meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."
Construction is playing a major role in keeping the planet safe as 50% of all globally used resources are dedicated to universal construction. This is why sustainable construction is facing strict requirements to be fulfilled by selecting materials based on environmental performance, promoting energy efficiency, and also reducing water consumption.
Steel is the only truly cradle-to-cradle recycled material and steel construction products are one of the most sustainable building materials in the world as their recycling rate is more than 90%.
Steel components - structural frames, external walls, solar shadings - provide credit points for green building rating systems like USGBC's LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) or BREEAM (The Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method), which is highly crucial for today’s investors.