Concrete plays an integral role in heating, cooling and ventilation at the Earth Rangers Centre. In almost every space, concrete is visible. Radiantly heated and cooled slabs, earth tubes and the thermal mass construction of the building all rely on concrete as the base building material. The concrete industry is working to reduce the environmental impact of its products and BASF has two innovative solutions: 1. Green Sense Concrete objective is to reduce the impact of new concrete mixes, and 2. BASF’s Zero-C™: objective is to maintain existing concrete to significantly prolong its life.
Because Green Sense Concrete technology incorporates recycled materials and fillers, it may also contribute to earning LEED credits in the Materials and Resources and the Innovation and Design categories.
Green Sense Concrete can be quantified through BASF’s innovative Eco-Efficiency Analysis tool which examines the entire life cycle of concrete mixtures. BASF’s Zero-C™ concrete repair solution is working hard to strengthen Canada’s infrastructure. Recently finding application at the Winnipeg Airport and at an Ontario Hydro Generation power plant in Cornwall, Ontario, this crack resistant technology allows repairs to last longer than ever thought possible, requiring less time, money, material and effort. Zero-C is the most important scientific breakthrough in concrete repair solutions in over 100 years. The cutting edge technology and performance of this product changes the way we repair concrete and raises industry standards – making building more sustainable. Imagine a future where today’s aged concrete structures have been repaired with crack-free materials that are durable, sound and lasting. The implications are monumental. In an era driven by sustainability and life cycle costs, Zero-C will play a vital role in strengthening Canada’s infrastructure and buildings.