Neutralizing the Downsides of Concrete

Concrete is a durable and necessary building material, but its carbon footprint is huge. Here’s a rundown of concrete’s tradeoffs and some solutions.

Concrete is a popular building material for good reason. It’s strong and durable, and it can be used as a finish as well as a structural material, reducing the need for other products.

Originally published February 8, 2021 Reviewed February 13, 2024

Ehrlich, B., & Melton, P. (2024, February 13). Neutralizing the Downsides of Concrete. Retrieved from https://www.buildinggreen.com/explainer/neutralizing-downsides-concrete