Buildings have a significant impact on global greenhouse gas emissions and play a major role in contributing to climate change. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), the building sector accounted for 39% of global CO2 emissions in 2019. The energy used for heating, cooling, lighting, and powering appliances in buildings is the primary source of these emissions. Apart from operational carbon emissions, embodied carbon emissions from the production of building materials, construction, and demolition also contribute to the building sector's carbon footprint. For instance, the production of cement, a key ingredient in concrete, is responsible for approximately 7% of global CO2 emissions.
C-energy strives to develop new sustainable technologies and applications that provide solutions to the challenges and opportunities presented by the energy transition. Our comprehensive range of solutions covers all aspects of energy management, including energy monitoring, storage, optimisation and trading. By adopting our solutions, our customers can pioneer new approaches to the continuously changing energy landscape, reduce their operational carbon and be at the forefront of sustainable energy.
Bio-based materials will play an increasingly important role in our stride to reduce the embodied carbon of the buildings that we’re placing.
The transition towards the circular economy is gaining traction in the construction industry. Buildings should be more flexible and ready to fulfil multiple functions, so early demolition can be prevented. Thoughtfully applying circular design methods asks for a reconsideration of common practices in the sector, but can prolong the lifespan of buildings drastically.