Cemex is to supply its Vertua lower-carbon concrete for the construction of Terminal 2 at El Aeropuerto Internacional de Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Designed by LBR&A Arquitectos, the new terminal building aims to be one of the most efficient in Latin America in terms of sustainability by obtaining LEED certification and minimizing the carbon emissions associated with the construction process.
Over 85,000 cubic meters of Vertua lower-carbon concrete, which will avoid the emission of 16,000 tonnes of CO2 compared to traditional concretes, will be used during construction of the new terminal building.
The project seeks to create a more sustainable air terminal through several strategies, including the use of more efficient building materials; installing solar panels on the roof of the terminal, which will lower energy consumption by 40%; and reducing water consumption by 35%.
Vertua is a part of Cemex’s Future in Action program, which focuses on achieving sustainable excellence through climate action, circularity, and natural resource management with the primary objective of becoming a net-zero CO₂ company by 2050.
Ricardo Naya, president of Cemex Mexico, said: “Puerto Vallarta’s International Airport serves as a new window to showcase the best of Mexico to the world, and we are proud to be part of this large-scale project that aims to enhance tourism.
“Not only are we providing high-quality building materials, but we are also helping lower the project's carbon footprint with our more sustainable solutions.”