CO2-emissions in the construction sector
As around 40% of all global CO2 emissions are generated in the construction sector, we too take corporate responsibility to minimise these emissions decisively. Why does CO2 play such a key role here? CO2 is the factor that causes global warming. Because of its importance, it is even used to convert other, equally detrimental contributing factors. We therefore speak of so-called CO2 equivalents, or in short: CO2e. These are also indicated in the EPDs. The Earth's biocapacity, i.e. its own ability to reproduce, decreases with global warming. The resources that each of us demands from the Earth for our daily lives can, therefore, no longer be kept in balance by the planet itself. As soon as a person or even a nation consumes more resources than the Earth can reproduce on its own, the situation is deemed “unsustainable”. Conversely, only those who conserve resources in such a way that just as much can be consumed as can be reproduced are sustainable.
Environmental Product Declaration EPD