Cemex is supplying Vertua lower-carbon concrete for the construction of Terminal 2 at Puerto Vallarta’s International Airport, which aims to be one of the most sustainable terminal buildings in Latin America.
The 68,000 square-meter new terminal is planning to be one of the most efficient in terms of sustainability, with the aim of obtaining LEED certification and minimizing the carbon emissions associated with the construction process. Cemex is contributing over 85,000 cubic meters of Vertua lower-carbon concrete, which will avoid the emission of 16,000 tons of CO2 compared to traditional concretes.
“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,” said Ricardo Naya, President of Cemex Mexico. “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.”
The project seeks to create a more sustainable air terminal through several strategies. These actions include 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%. Transportation infrastructure is a global priority in an increasingly interconnected world. Airports are
key for enhanced tourism and economic growth. By focusing on sustainability in the construction, expansion, and restoration of airports, society can reap these benefits while minimizing their environmental footprint. Cemex provides several solutions to aid in this effort.
These solutions include Vertua, a family of high-quality construction products designed to have a positive impact on the planet. Vertua seeks to allow builders to tailor their projects’ sustainable characteristics through its five specific and measurable attributes: lower carbon, energy efficiency, water conservation, recycled materials, and design optimization.
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.
Cemex is a global construction materials company that is building a better future through more sustainable products and solutions. Cemex is committed to achieving carbon neutrality through relentless innovation and industry-leading research and development. Cemex is at the forefront of the circular economy in the construction value chain and is pioneering ways to increase the use of waste and residues as alternative raw materials and fuels in its operations with the help of new technologies. Cemex offers cement, ready-mix concrete, aggregates, and urbanization solutions in growing markets around the world, powered by a multinational workforce focused on providing a superior customer experience enabled by digital technologies. For more information, please visit: www.cemex.com