The built environment is responsible for almost 40% of global carbon emissions, with 10% of that figure coming from embodied carbon caused by materials and construction processes.
Not only will the construction industry need to take action to reduce its direct and induced carbon emissions, but will also need to work to build resilience into new and existing structures against changing weather patterns such as temperature increases and flooding.
We’re bringing together current and future leaders to help develop and maintain a built environment which is both sustainable and resilient.
39% of carbon emissions
Buildings and construction are responsible for 39% of carbon emissions globally, out of which 28% are from energy consumption and 11% from construction materials.
x2 by 2060
Global building floor area is expected to double by 2060.
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