Virginia real estate development reducing emissions by recycling C02 into Cement Manufacturing

May 6, 2022
Slated for early 2023, the newest garage at Reston Station will be constructed with more than 110,000 cubic yards of concrete produced with CarbonCure technology. This could result in 2.75 million pounds of carbon emissions reduced

Real estate developer Comstock Holding Cos. has partnered with DAVIS Construction to use CarbonCure concrete solution in the development of its Reston Station high-rise project in Virginia.

The CarbonCure technology recycles CO2 from the cement manufacturing process to produce sustainable concrete, according to the company. The process involves the injection of recycled CO2 into fresh concrete during the mixing process, resulting in a greener product.

Once the CO2 is injected in the concrete, it transforms into a mineral to create stronger concrete. The process of using recycled CO2 ensures that the emissions are never released into the atmosphere.

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Slated for early 2023 delivery, the newest garage at Reston Station will be constructed with more than 110,000 cubic yards of concrete produced with CarbonCure technology. Considering that each cubic yard of concrete made using the innovative CarbonCure technology saves 25 pounds of carbon on average from entering the atmosphere, the application of the technology at the Reston Station will result in 2.75 million pounds of carbon being recycled and not released.

“We believe in using the power of business relationships and green technology to make the world a safer place for all. That is why we are proud to be partnering with Davis Construction on key ESG initiatives that incorporate carbon reduction technologies into our ongoing developments,” Comstock Chairman and CEO Chris Clemente said.

The firms intend to incorporate other carbon reduction initiatives into the development of the planned 1.5 million square feet of new buildings above the Reston Row parking garage. The planned initiatives include solar panel installation and green disposal of plastic water bottles.

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