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NEU Realizes Fast Membership Growth During First Months

Parul Dubey on November 2, 2022 - in News

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – NEU: An ACI Center of Excellence for Carbon Neutral Concrete―a uniquely positioned center providing access to technologies and the knowledge needed to effectively and safely produce and place carbon neutral concrete in the built environment― is seeing rapid growth in membership during its first few months. This exciting progress has resulted in an inspiring initial membership.

Joining as Sustaining Members of NEU are Breakthrough Energy and Meta.

Founded by Bill Gates, Breakthrough Energy is dedicated to helping humanity avoid a climate disaster. Through investment vehicles, philanthropic programs, policy advocacy, and other activities, Breakthrough Energy is committed to scaling the technologies the world needs to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.

Meta, the parent company of Facebook, recognizes the urgency of climate change and continues to build on more than 10 years of work to minimize its impact on the environment. Since 2020, Meta’s global operations have been supported by 100% renewable energy and achieved net zero greenhouse gas emissions.

Additionally, Baker Concrete Construction has joined as a Supporting Member. Affiliate Members include Advancing Organizational Excellence (AOE), American Concrete Institute Foundation, Atlantis Holdings Ltd. d.b.a. AtlantisFiber™, Ash Grove Cement/CRH, CeEntek, Stone Coat Global, Ozinga, CarbonBuilt and Lehigh Hanson. American Concrete Institute is a founding member.

“I am encouraged to see the wide interest in what we are doing at NEU and the commitment to advancing the necessary technologies and knowledge needed to move our industry toward carbon neutrality goals,” said Drew Burns, executive director, NEU. “Collaboration with our membership, as well as with allied organizations, will be key during this process.”

In addition to its membership, NEU will be working closely with other uniquely positioned allied organizations. Memorandums of Understanding have been signed with ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-EC), Federación Interamericana Del Cemento (FICEM), ASTM International, and National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA), with other strategic alliances also in the works.
Prospective members are encouraged to contact the NEU team about joining on one of three levels of membership: sustaining, supporting or affiliate membership. View the Member Prospectus and Member Application, or contact NEU at [email protected] to explore opportunities.

About NEU

NEU: An ACI Center of Excellence for Carbon Neutral Concrete, was established in 2022 by the American Concrete Institute. The Center, based at ACI World Headquarters in Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA, collaborates globally to drive research, education, awareness, and adoption of the use of carbon neutral materials and technologies in the built environment, leveraging ACI’s role as a world-leading authority and resource for the development, dissemination, and adoption of consensus-based standards for concrete design, construction and materials. The Center’s membership is open to government agencies, industries, technical societies, standard bodies, manufacturers, contractors, and professionals. To learn more, visit www.neuconcrete.org.

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