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Partanna Delivers Carbon-Negative Pavers at Ralph Chami’s Bretton Woods Site

26 May 2023

Partanna Global, a leader in carbon-removal technology solutions, has completed the delivery of its carbon negative pavers for a high-end hospitality sector development at the Bretton Woods Recreation Center in Maryland.

The Bretton Woods site is owned by Partanna advisor and IMF director Ralph Chami. It marks the first time Partanna’s technology has been applied to a development project in the United States.

Partanna has created the world’s first carbon negative building material which avoids emissions and removes CO₂ naturally, essentially acting as a tree. The technology offers a commercially scalable alternative to cement – which contributes to 9% of annual global carbon emissions – and other carbon intensive cement alternatives.

Built with Partanna’s technology, the pavers are 25% stronger than traditional concrete and will generate considerable carbon credits over their life cycle.

At Bretton Woods Recreation Center, 5,000 pavers now cover 1,200 square feet, resulting in 3.2 carbon avoidance credits compared to traditional cement and generating 7.1 carbon removal credits. The project will see approximately 10.3 metric tons of CO₂ emissions reduced, avoided, or removed.

Partanna will own and sell all carbon credits associated with the project, as it seeks to establish the concept of Grey Carbon – technology-based carbon credits associated with the built environment.

This week, Partanna’s carbon credits became available for purchase via prominent carbon credit trading platform Patch, with its technology-based avoidance credits priced at USD$150 and removal credits priced at USD$400.

Rick Fox, CEO and Co-Founder of Partanna Global, said:

"We’re proud to have delivered this project for a visionary partner that has backed our business in its early stages. Our technology offers a win-win solution for developers of all sizes – with Partanna building materials able to reduce their carbon footprint and offer superior specifications compared to traditional cement.

“Our partnerships with industry leaders allow us to develop and improve our products further, and we are committed to creating a better future for all through innovative solutions that prioritize environmental responsibility.

“We’re also pleased to announce that, as of today, Partanna’s carbon credits generated from projects like this can be purchased via Patch. It’s certainly been a busy week!”

Ralph Chami, President of Bretton Woods Recreation Center and assistant director at IMF, also commented:

“We take immense pride in knowing that we are part of history, and together with Partanna, are quite literally paving the way to a carbon-less future. Partanna is rewriting the narrative of development, proving that sustainability, elegance, and cost effectiveness can coexist harmoniously.

This moment serves as a reminder that when vision and innovation unite, extraordinary transformations become possible. Let this be an inspiration for all, as we strive to leave a lasting legacy of sustainability and make history with every conscious choice we make.”

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