Transforming Construction: The Building Blocks for a Low-Carbon Future

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The buildings and construction sector encompasses everything from our homes and workplaces to roads and bridges to the industrial facilities or manufacturing plants that power and supply our world. It is therefore an integral and essential part of modern life and a key pillar of the economy. However, it is also one of the world’s largest emitters of greenhouse gases (GHG), exceeding both the transportation and industrial sectors. To mitigate its environmental impacts, the buildings and construction sector needs to overcome challenges related to both operational and embodied carbon. The way forward involves transforming the way buildings are designed, built and run, thus setting the stage for a more sustainable and resilient built environment, as Melanie Beyeler, Senior Portfolio Manager, details in this thought piece.


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