CCSNJ Support for S-3091
TO: Members of the New Jersey General Assembly
FROM: Hilary Chebra, Manager, Government Affairs, CCSNJ
RE: Support of S-3091/A-4933 (Addiego/Bateman/Burzichelli/Benson)
DATE: June 3, 2021
The Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey (CCSNJ) would like to respectfully request your support for S-3091/A-4933 (Addiego/Bateman/Burzichelli/Benson), which requires developers to offer unit concrete products that utilize carbon footprint-reducing technology as option in new construction. The bill also establishes tax incentives, and State and local purchasing preferences, for unit concrete products that utilize carbon footprint-reducing technology.
If implemented, this first-in-the-nation climate change legislation has the potential to dramatically reduce the carbon dioxide footprint of the unit concrete product manufacturing industry. Concrete is the most widely used constructional material in the world due to its low cost, strength, and durability. The production of ordinary Portland cement, the critical ingredient in concrete, is responsible for almost eight percent of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions and is a significant contributor to climate change.
However, modern technology allows concrete to be produced utilizing less energy, and the emission of carbon dioxide from cement. As a result, unit concrete products that utilize carbon footprint-reducing technology can greatly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the concrete and construction industries.
Additionally, S-3091/A-4933 (Addiego/Bateman/Burzichelli/Benson), will encourage and support the use of these products by providing tax incentives if purchased – a win for the buys, as well as the environment.
The CCSNJ supports this forward-thinking legislation and respectfully requests that you support S-3091/A-4933 (Addiego/Bateman/Burzichelli/Benson).