Meta’s Road to Net Zero: How Artificial Intelligence Can Be Leveraged by Project Teams to Scale Use of Low Carbon Concrete
Presenter: Ryan Cialdella (VP of Innovation & Market Development at Ozinga Ready Mix)
Description: Concrete is the most widely used engineered material globally. Cement in concrete accounts for ~8% of global carbon emissions. There is widespread interest in quickly identifying innovative low-carbon concrete formulae (e.g., by reducing cement or substituting with low-carbon alternatives) without compromises to engineering performance.
Under Meta's 2030 Net Zero Commitment, we are exploring options to reduce emissions from concrete as it is the primary contributor to emissions from data center construction. This presentation shows how we (Ozinga Ready Mix) leveraged Artificial Intelligence (AI) to identify low-carbon concrete mixes which we refined via lab and field tests and ultimately used at scale in a data center application in DeKalb, Illinois.