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Building carbon negative houses through eco-friendly concrete

According to the EPA, Industry accounted for 24% of the total greenhouse gas emissions in 2020 and cement production is a part of that industry emission.  And, scientists have said that the “cement industry will need to decrease its annual emissions by at least 16 percent by 2030 to be in line with the Paris Agreement.”


Using natural elements to make our infrastructure stronger and our communities sustainable and resilient is the future that Partanna envisions.  Partanna, founded by former NBA star Rick Fox and architect Sam Marshall, has developed a technology that consists of natural and recycled materials to make a cement product that will absorb CO2 from the atmosphere.

According to their website, while a traditional cement home emits 70.2 tons of CO2 a Partanna home absorbs 22.5 tons of CO2 from the atmosphere.  This is based on a 1,250 square foot home.

Public Democracy America’s lab is supporting Partanna as the company grows with community impact data and insights.  Through our Better Angels Network we are working with Partanna to raise awareness of their process and offerings and we are helping them engage civic leaders and communities interested in building more sustainable and environmentally safe.  

For More About Partanna:   www.partanna.com

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