The Paris Agreement presents a steep goal: the construction industry must decarbonize by 2050 on a global scale. In order to meet this target, the industry must think on its feet. Decarbonizing power supplies by privileging renewable resources, rethinking usual materials which contain embodied carbon, and downsizing energy usage can significantly reduce emissions.
Considering the full life-span of a project is now imperative. We must embrace new ways of working. Opting to renovate existing structures, designing with multipurpose use in mind, and optimizing for low-energy consumption must become the priority. Rather than lean on traditional materials, we must reassess supplies and favor innovative solutions to avoid embodied carbon. As we shift the way we think about contemporary architecture, designing with sustainability in mind will become the norm. Building with low-carbon solutions in mind will ensure that structures we build now will support the health of the planet in the long term.
Saving the planet requires more than words and Graitec is committed to doing our part to build a greener tomorrow. We follow the latest trends and technological advances to deliver cutting-edge software products and educational information on how to optimize sustainable business practices using BIM.
Why BIM? BIM is inherently sustainable. We believe that BIM has the potential to significantly reduce waste within the industry by transforming the way we design, build, and track energy usage. Now more than ever, built environment professionals must adapt to new ways of working and build with energy conservation and even the potential disassembly of structures in mind.
Embracing the digital transformation will help professionals build better while optimizing profitability—and Graitec is proud to show you how.
Sustainability is more than just a buzzword. The Built Environment Industry is responsible for about 36% of global emissions, according to the United Nations 2021 Global Status Report for Buildings and Construction.