Business - 02/February/2022

Construction’s circularity can help the energy transition

The construction sector already emits 10% of global carbon dioxide emissions, with demand for new buildings and renovation of old buildings set to increase in the coming decade. A push towards a circular construction sector could help save energy and cut emissions

A cultural shift and new regulations would support the reuse of carbon-intensive materials

BUY LOCAL Contractors are encouraged to source buildings materials nearby to cut embedded emissions

BEHOLD BEAUTY Cultural perception of buildings should change to reduce level of steel, glass and concrete

KEY QUOTE It’s easy if you have the materials. The great disadvantage is that the materials don’t exist in large scale ...


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