Can construction truly go green?

After a sustained push to improve the energy efficiency of homes and offices, the focus has now shifted to the construction companies that build them – and they are not performing well. By one estimate, the construction sector is responsible for 11% of global energy-related emissions. Staggeringly, the use of concrete now accounts for a whopping 7% of all carbon dioxide emissions. Industry plays a huge role in currently producing greenhouse gas emissions, says Terri Wills, chief executive of the World Green Building Council, which wants buildings to be more energy efficient. She says the construction sector has the potential to dramatically reduce carbon emissions and help to achieve the aims of the Paris Agreement, which targets a temperature rise of well below 2 °C this century.

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