Heidelberg Materials was invited by the White House to join a wide range of industrial sector executives and labor leaders for a productive roundtable conversation to discuss innovation and ways to accelerate industrial decarbonization. The roundtable took place on March 3 and centered around ways that the Administration can support both private and public investments in reducing carbon emissions while also spurring a collaborative approach across sectors to build on the work that has begun with the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the Inflation Reduction Act and the federal Buy Clean initiative.
Discussing ways to stimulate market demand for low carbon construction materials – specifically cement and concrete – Heidelberg Materials shared the importance of continued collaboration with architects, engineers and building owners to accelerate performance-based approaches, while also discussing the importance of consistency in standards as they are developed across agencies such as the General Services Administration and the Federal Highway Administration.
These types of discussions are critical as our industry and our nation work toward decarbonization,” said David Perkins, Vice President of Government Affairs & Communications for Heidelberg Materials. “Construction materials such as cement, aggregates and concrete play an important role in economic development and they must be part of the solution to achieve our mutual decarbonization goals.
The roundtable was a great opportunity for robust discussion and will provide a platform for further collaboration between government and companies across different industrial sectors.