“If Europe is to become the first climate-neutral continent, the building sector must seek pragmatic solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as quickly as possible. However, there are significant challenges for both existing building stock and new buildings.”
Marc Grosskopf / Dr Hannes Raoul Endriß
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Existing building infrastructure generates over a quarter of annual global CO2 emissions. In 2030, the entire building sector will only be allowed to emit a maximum of 72 million tons of CO2 per year, which is cutting the emissions in half, according to 2019 values.
Companies face pressure and uncertainty from regulatory statutes, customers and internal stakeholders to make sustainable changes that meet these milestones. A sustainable lens is necessary to help reduce energy usage and choose more climate friendly materials along the building life cycle, from investment to design and from construction to operation.
To reach carbon neutrality, the industry will need to undergo digital transformation. Data transparency allows for the identification of energy efficiency potential. Companies must look towards solutions that address the entire life cycle of buildings to improve the total CO2 footprint. These solutions will enable them to reach their long-term sustainability commitments.
Along the building life cycle, TÜV SÜD experts will contribute their expertise in advisory, testing, certification and inspection services to enable trust in new technologies and their journey into a sustainable future of their building portfolio.
At TÜV SÜD, we’re prepared to support partners in new buildings and modernisation projects.
Global and interdisciplinary support in the life cycle of buildings
Our global network of experts approach projects with a broad in-disciplinary knowledge base helping partners to successfully navigate the intersection between digitalisation, sustainability, company goals, and industry knowledge. We interpret regional standards, customise solutions to partner needs, and anticipate challenges before they surface. Our broad global know-how includes knowledge in new buildings and retrofit projects across the entire building life cycle.
Confidence and trust from a neutral third party
To reach carbon neutrality in the building and construction sector, a digital transformation is necessary. The path to digitalisation requires technical subject know-how, clear understanding of customer sustainability goals, intimate knowledge of current and emerging regulations, and expertise in the application of digital tools. At TÜV SÜD, we provide a third-party and neutral perspective on smart sustainable buildings.
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