Lafarge Canada and Mattamy Homes Partner to Build Greener Homes in Calgary | Business
CALGARY, Alberta – (BUSINESS WIRE) – October 1, 2021–
Canada’s largest supplier of sustainable building materials has partnered with Canada’s largest homebuilder – and these changes are significant, too.
âWe are all aware of the challenges we face,â says Bob Spence, Lafarge vice president and general manager for the Southern Alberta region. âThe built environment plays a central role in reducing CO2 emissions, and working with our home construction partners is an ideal solution. “
Lafarge supplies ECOPact to Mattamy Homes operations in Calgary, pouring low carbon concrete for more than 450 homes per year in the region. âWhen Lafarge came up with the idea of ââreplacing our existing concrete supply with its more environmentally friendly ECOPact product, it made perfect sense,â said Ryan Duke, vice president of purchasing for the Alberta division of Mattamy Homes. âWe are committed to reducing our carbon footprint. That this product has the same durability, strength and finish as standard concrete, but instead recycles materials to reduce what ends up in the landfill is a huge victory.
Lafarge’s ECOPact, with 30 to 100% less carbon emissions compared to standard concrete, is an ideal solution. âThe performance doesn’t change,â says Spence. âBy choosing ECOPact over conventional concrete, Mattamy is integrating sustainability into its project from the start. “
Working with Lafarge in Calgary since 2010, the Mattamy team in Calgary have found the transition to ECOPact easy and straightforward. âAn opportunity to reduce our impact while continuing to deliver the quality and performance our owners expect is what makes this a great solution,â says Duke.
ECOPact is the first âgreenâ concrete in Canada, setting itself apart from standard concrete thanks to mixtures of cements and upcycled construction and demolition waste. Emissions reductions are calculated and quantified through environmental product claims, which are then approved by Climate Earth, a third-party tester that reviews and validates the information provided by Lafarge.
âEPD is essential for establishing GHG reduction baselines,â explains Spence. âKnowing that the innovations we have implemented can be proven allows our customers to believe that they are having a real impact.
Mattamy has a big impact across Canada and in Calgary. They’ve been building homes in Calgary since 2006, closing 477 homes in the area in fiscal year 2021 alone. By starting to use ECOPact, they reduced nearly 700 tonnes of CO2 compared to conventional Lafarge concrete. Duke says, âWe took this opportunity to build sustainability into our homes from scratch. It’s the right thing to do and we’re proud to be part of the solution here in Calgary.
About Lafarge Canada Inc.
Lafarge is the largest Canadian supplier of sustainable building materials and a member of the global LafargeHolcim group. With 6,000 employees and 350 sites across Canada, our mission is to provide building solutions that build better cities and communities. The cities where Canadians live, work and raise their families as well as the infrastructure of the community benefit from solutions provided by Lafarge consisting of aggregates, asphalt and paving, cement, precast concrete, ready-mixed concrete and road construction. www.lafarge.ca
About Mattamy Houses
Mattamy Homes is the largest private home builder in North America, with over 40 years of history in Canada and the United States. Each year, Mattamy helps more than 8,000 families realize their dream of homeownership. In Canada, its communities stretch across the Greater Toronto Area, as well as Ottawa, Calgary and Edmonton. In the United States, the company is represented in 11 markets – Dallas, Charlotte, Raleigh, Phoenix, Tucson, Jacksonville, Orlando (where its US headquarters are located), Tampa, Sarasota, Naples and Southeast Visit www.mattamyhomes.com for more information.
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Lafarge Canada Inc.
300, 115 Quarry Park Road SE
Calgary, AB T2C 5G9
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