Currently, the construction industry is responsible, directly or indirectly, for nearly 40 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions from fuel combustion and nearly 25 percent of greenhouse gas emissions overall. Construction has a significant impact on global warming because many common materials used in modern buildings, such as cement and steel, can be very energy-intensive to produce. Moreover, there is also the energy burden of heating and cooling buildings which accounts for 6 percent of global emissions. Because the design of a building and the materials used to construct it are such an important factor in the amount of energy required to heat or cool that building, it is important for the construction industry to consider not only the impact the building will have on its ongoing operating costs and energy use.
Of course, converting buildings to net zero carbon emissions is not just about building new buildings, because new buildings are necessarily more energy intensive than existing buildings. Working to make buildings climate-friendly will create opportunities to retrofit existing buildings as well as ensure that new construction generates minimal emissions. Increasing demand for sustainable retrofit solutions for existing buildings will put pressure on manufacturers and installers of low-emission building materials and green building systems to track and optimize energy use. The first companies to move into green engineering and performance are likely to be the big winners, and Early Birds wants to help companies in the construction and construction industry think about how they can make their work more friendly to the planet. Companies that focus on adopting new technologies and integrating them into their work for Early Birds are known as early adopters. Such organizations can find information on how they can use EarlyBirds to find innovative technologies to reduce carbon emissions in their work here: https://earlybirds.io/en/early_adopter. With the construction industry, including construction, materials, equipment and processes expected to grow by 38 percent by 2030, many new value pools are being created and the competitive landscape is reshaping.
The World Economic Forum identifies that addressing challenges in the construction industry, both in terms of building materials and in the new construction industry, in terms of building materials used in new construction and improving the energy efficiency of buildings in use, will be critical to reaching it. goals of the Paris Agreement. By changing the way our supply chains work and catalysing innovative public procurement, we can accelerate innovation, lengthen product life cycles, and dramatically change the way we build for a circular, climate-neutral future.
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals encourage countries and companies to embrace inclusive and sustainable industrialization, along with innovation and infrastructure to unlock dynamic and competitive economic forces to generate jobs and income. This includes promoting new technologies, facilitating international trade, and enabling efficient use of resources. EarlyBirds enables this innovation by connecting organizations with the engineers, designers, and others who create the innovations needed to achieve net zero carbon emissions and reach the Sustainable Development Goals.
By creating innovation maps of the construction industry ecosystem and linking them to net zero targets, the circular economy provides a building block for project planning towards greater sustainability. These maps can be created using EarlyBirds award winning platform and services. EarlyBirds innovation maps are full of innovators from all over the world including startups and mature companies. Maps are updated in near real time and change according to emerging industry trends and issues. Created with subject matter experts and based on data from over 4 million global innovators.
Innovators interested in being included in these innovation maps or learning more about how EarlyBirds can connect with organizations that want to use its technology can go to https://earlybirds.io/en/innovator.
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