Decarbonization of real estate
It’s time for action
ESG Real Estate Insights 2021
Energy use in buildings for lighting, heating or cooling leads to direct or indirect CO2 emissions. Building materials also carry embodied carbon resulting from their mining, processing, manufacturing, transportation and installation. With carbon embedded in nearly every phase of building construction and operation companies have to start with their decarbonization program to be able to contribute to Europe’s ambitious goal of 2050 climate neutrality efforts.
To understand the decarbonization of real estate in further detail, it is important to shed light on the elements of decarbonization in each phase of the real estate life and consider the essentials of a decarbonization strategy and its specifications.
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