Porsche Sugar Land Becomes the First Low-Carbon Concrete Placement in Texas

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Porsche Sugar Land | Credit: Photography © indiGO Auto Group

Porsche Sugar Land emerges as a beacon for the future of sustainable construction becoming the first low carbon concrete placement in the state of Texas.

Collaborating with  Terra CO2  Technology, indiGO Auto Group integrated Terra’s OPUS Supplementary Cementitious Material (SCM) at Porsche Sugar Land, showcasing a scalable, low carbon alternative for cement production on the premises.

Terra CO2 is a team of specialists dedicated to decarbonizing the concrete industry. Their expertise lies in creating cementitious materials from diverse feedstocks or recycled materials, resulting in a notable decrease in the greenhouse gas emissions linked to cement production. The efficacy of Terra’s OPUS SCM cementitious materials has been proven, offering a compelling supplementary and alternative choice to traditional Portland cement.

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Porsche Sugar Land made waves as the first low carbon concrete placement in Texas. | Credit: Photography © indiGO Auto Group

Portland cement is responsible for 5-7% of carbon emissions, and OPUS SCM effectively reduces its use by 10-25% in most standard concrete mix designs, all while maintaining quality concrete performance.

According to Terra CO2: “For every ton of cement produced, approximately a ton of CO2 is emitted. Unlike Portland cement, which relies on carbon-intensive limestone, Terra’s technology leverages affordable, abundant, and local raw materials including silicate-based igneous rocks (such as granite and basalts), unconsolidated sediments (such as sands and gravels), and clays. These types of raw materials are not only abundant and attractive from the mineralogy perspective, but the equipment and infrastructure to extract these rocks already exists, and sites are located everywhere that concrete is needed.”

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indiGO Auto Group worked closely with Terra CO2 and integrated Terra’s OPUS Supplementary Cementitious Material (SCM). | Credit: Photography © indiGO Auto Group

The ultimate Porsche experience: Porsche Sugar Land

As the fourth Porsche Center in the greater Houston area, indiGO Auto Group was determined to showcase its commitment to sustainability and decarbonization.

Porsche is shaping the mobility of the future through innovative products, cutting-edge technologies, and one-of-a-kind services. A key focus lies in pioneering drive concepts that substantially reduce CO₂ emissions, with a particular emphasis on advancing electromobility.

According to Porsche, they are committed to lowering the average CO₂ emissions throughout its products and operational processes. This objective is integrated into the company’s strategy, spanning the entire lifecycle of its vehicles. Beyond addressing CO₂ emissions during vehicle manufacturing, Porsche also considers emissions within its upstream vehicle supply chain and during the vehicle’s use-phase, extending to the eventual disassembly for recycling at the end of its life.

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Porsche Sugar Land is committed to sustainability and decarbonization every step of our Porsche Center’s construction. | Credit: Photography © indiGO Auto Group

Through the use of Terra’s low carbon concrete in Porsche Sugar Land, we are proud to represent Porsche as the leader of decarbonization and sustainability in the automotive world. Most notably, “For every ton of cement replaced by Terra’s OPUS SCM, it results in 70% lower CO2 emissions and 90% lower NOx emissions than original Portland Cement without impacting mix designs, batching, delivery, and placement of concrete,” Terra CO2 notes.

 Benefits of OPUS SCM

  1. Low carbon emissions 
  2. Low NOx emissions
  3. Scalable technology and globally available feedstocks
  4. No coal
  5. Using existing infrastructure 
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Our Sugar Land Porsche Center proudly takes the lead as Texas’ inaugural Destination Porsche. | Credit: Photography © indiGO Auto Group

Porsche Sugar Land highlights the German automaker’s new design philosophy: Destination Porsche.

Located in the heart of the city, amidst a backdrop of renowned retail hubs and cultural landmarks, Porsche Sugar Land stands as a beacon among the emerging generation of Porsche dealerships designed to serve as a focal point for the Porsche enthusiast community.

The Destination Porsche concept is set to be introduced across 850 established Porsche dealerships worldwide over the next decade, and the Sugar Land facility proudly takes the lead as Texas’ inaugural center of its kind, joining a select group of such establishments within the United States.

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Porsche Sugar Land is set to open later this year. | Credit: Photography © indiGO Auto Group

indiGO Auto Group had a focus well beyond selling and servicing cars at Porsche Sugar Land. In addition to designing a welcoming community for local Porsche enthusiasts, we wanted to emphasize the importance of sustainability.  

Porsche Sugar Land’s General Manager, Bram Zeegers, emphasizes that the new Porsche Center transcends being merely a dealership; it represents a sense of community.

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Bram Zeegers will lead Porsche Sugar Land. | Credit: Photography © indiGO Auto Group

“We are proud to be the second indiGO Auto Group Porsche Center in the Greater Houston area. As Destination Porsche, our philosophy goes beyond the selling and servicing of Porsches. Our goal is to cultivate a sense of unity, not just within the Porsche community, but across Houston, by hosting local community events, fundraisers, and various other creative initiatives.” Zeegers adds: “It’s intended to be a gathering place for the local and Porsche communities as well as a retail concept that will enhance the customer experience. We want to host like-minded people who have a shared love of – and passion for – Porsche.”

Zeegers adds, “indiGO Auto Group takes great pride in following Porsche’s footsteps in reducing their carbon footprint as much as possible. Through the environmentally conscious construction of Porsche Sugar Land, we further emphasize our dedication to sustainability and our commitment to a greener future. Like Porsche, our goal is to create a holistic approach to sustainability, ensuring that our actions today help pave the way for a more sustainable tomorrow.”

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Porsche Sugar Land will be open to clients in Katy, Cypress, Spring Branch, Uptown, River Oaks, and surrounding areas. | Credit: Photography © indiGO Auto Group

Next to water, concrete is the second most used material in the world and is responsible for 8% of global CO2 emissions annually. Thus, Porsche Sugar Land is beyond honored to represent the first placement of low carbon concrete in Texas with our Porsche Sugarland dealer.

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Bram Zeegers to Lead Porsche Sugar Land – Everything You Need to Know About this World-Class Porsche Center
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Bram Zeegers to Lead Porsche Sugar Land – Everything You Need to Know About this World-Class Porsche Center

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