Mexico and Brazil LCI data

  • Hi there, wondering if eTool have LCI data available or suitable to use for projects based in Mexico and Brazil?

    Hi eTool team, understand from Henrique that the best option would be the regionalised North American data, with customisation from EPDs.

    Also wondering what is the average cement replacement for 25-40 MPa concrete in Brazil and Mexico? In the U.S., we would refer to the national average mixes from NRMCA; is there something similar for Brazil and Mexico, or is that something you can comment on from experience?

    Hi Sam,

    The best option would be the regionalised North American data. The study can also be customised with EPDs.
    You will need to request access to restricted LCI Sources via our support system by emailing

    There is still a lot of awareness and industry knowledge to be developed here in Brazil about low carbon concrete. LEED is doing a good job about that and the majority of certified projects now consider some form of reduced impact via clinquer replacement. Brazil is not manufacturing as much steel anymore and we are mainly processing steel imported from China so blast furnace slag availability is limited. We are running short of rainfalls and dams are at a lower volume so coal fired power plants use is increasing, therefore fly ash is more available in the south region of the country.
    I am not across the situation in Mexico.
    Let me know if you need any further information.

    Henrique Mendonça

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