Decarbonization: the process for a greener future

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The goal of the European Green Deal is to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050.

Construction is currently responsible for 37% of global CO2 emissions, a percentage that if lowered can make a big difference to global sustainability.

To achieve this goal in the construction sector it is necessary to initiate decarbonisation processes, i.e. by implementing policies to reduce CO2 emissions or by arranging for the conversions of activities that produce CO2, into activities that do not produce or produce less.

So, how is it possible to decarbonise in construction?

The steps for decarbonization in construction

There are various solutions that can be adopted to reduce the emissions of this impressive supply chain, and the first step to implement the decarbonization processes is the adaptation of production activities to environmental standards of sustainable management. Not only are they on the side of the environment, but they also make it possible to obtain UNI EN ISO 14001 certification, which is useful for participating in public tenders.

In terms of design and construction, however, energy-efficient buildings must be built, designed to be self-sufficient in such a way as to limit the use of heating and cooling, lighting, electricity and water.

The life cycle of buildings must be implemented and the building materials managed in a sustainable way, therefore a transport with the lowest environmental impact must be studied.

In addition, the use of construction raw materials with the best ecological footprint should be encouraged.

The best ally in decarbonisation: wood

Did you know that wood-based materials fully embrace the circular and regenerative economy?

Using wood in construction, thanks to its intrinsic qualities, would mean sequestering half of the annual CO2 emissions.

But that’s not all, building in wood means creating a building with very high energy performance which, if designed with the criteria of a passive house, reduces consumption to almost zero!

Furthermore, thanks to sophisticated prefabrication systems, transport is reduced and buildings have an infinite life cycle.

We at Grosso Legnoarchitetture, through an ISO 14001 certified sustainable management model and 100% PEFC certified sustainable sources, are committed every day to guarantee a more sustainable future towards carbon neutrality.

Furthermore, all our structures have a high degree of prefabrication to guarantee the best result with the least impact in terms of transport.

The future is in the shape of wood, all you have to do is build it in your shape!

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