When it comes to reducing the energy intensity of buildings, turning out the lights and easing up on the air conditioning will only go so far. Ultimately, reducing the carbon footprint of the property sector is all about addressing the carbon locked in the structure when it’s built in the first place.
According to the World Green Building Council, 39% of total global carbon emissions derive from buildings. Of this portion, 11% is the ‘embodied’ carbon from mining, manufacturing and transporting the materials and construction itself.
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