See how Balfour Beatty reduced co2 emissions through using Leca Lightweight Expanded Clay Aggregate


Transport

Transporting Leca Lightweight aggregate

Being a lightweight natural aggregate, transportation is easier and leaves a smaller carbon foot print than alternative heavy aggregates. Increased capacity for trucks means fewer trucks on the road, in the city centres and in delicate countrysides. Did you know that one truck of LECA® LWA equals up to seven trucks of sand and gravel?This is good for our climate – reducing CO2 emissions considerably, reducing transport costs for everyone and saving time for project completion.


CO2 EMISSION CONSIDERATIONS

CO2 EMISSION CONSIDERATIONS

Based on 100 miles and assuming each bulk delivery uses approx. 60ltrs of diesel, 1 x Leca LWA delivery equates to approx. 157.2kg of CO2 being produced in comparison to approx. 1100.4kg of COproduced by the 7 x traditional bulk deliveries required to deliver the same volume of material.

Delivering and Transporting Leca Leca® Lightweight Expanded Clay Aggregate

ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS OF BLOWING LECA

Protecting the surrounding environment: The 50 metres of hose attached to the Leca pneumatic blowing vehicle meant that the blowing vehicle could be parked in a remote and convenient spot.

Leca Lightweight Clay was delivered directly to Perth, Scotland from Denmark.

REDUCED EMISSIONS BY SHIPPING LECA

Shipping Leca in large volumes direct from the manufacturing plant in to stocking facilities close to the end user greatly reduces UK road transportation.

Transporting Leca by Truck

TRANSPORT BY TRUCK

The transport of Leca Lightweight Expanded Clay Aggregate (LWA) provides support to our environmental credentials. Through the lightweight nature of Leca LWA – CO2 emissions can be reduced significantly.

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For more information on the use of Leca and its sustainable use in Geotechnical and Structural Engineering, why not book a CPD now to learn more about Leca Lightweight Expanded Clay Aggregate

Recycling Leca Lightweight Expanded Clay Balls Aggregate within geotech and structural engineering

Recycle

Leca Lightweight Expanded Clay (LWA) is a unique and natural product, which life cycle is not linear, but circular. Leca Lightweight Expanded Clay Aggregate can be ‘reborn’ when the material has been in use for up to 100 years. 

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Leca Clay Balls offers thermal and acoustic comfort and contributing to improved energy performance

Living

Identifying Leca lightweight expanded clay aggregate is difficult at first sight, when looking on a home, a road or a bridge. But we are everywhere! 

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Manufacturing Leca Lightweight Expanded Clay Aggregate in the Kiln

Production

Simple ideas often last longer. Leca Lightweight Expanded Clay Aggregate is made from fresh clay, and produced through pre-treatment and high temperatures. 

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Green Stories from Leca

Borrowed From Nature

Leca Lightweight Expanded Clay Aggregate is a unique and natural product, which life cycle is not linear, but circular. Leca Lightweight Expanded Clay Aggregate can be ‘reborn’ when the material has been in use for up to 100 years.