There are many different sources of emissions and opportunities to rethink exactly there. If we consider that the world population is growing, housing is a basic need and industry building and factories are part of todays´ and tomorrows´ economy, the operation and management of buildings has a central role that needs to be analyzed more closely.
According to Breakthrough Energy, three out of five sectors cause the most emissions worldwide. All areas play a significant role in the environment impact of the construction of new buildings or their maintenance. So buildings are responsible for 30-40% of total urban emissions, of which 28% are due to operations and 11% to materials and construction. With the world population projected to reach 9.7 billion by 2050, demand for buildings will continue to grow, making sustainability in the construction industry more important than ever.
According to a report by the World Green Building Council (WGBC), there is a growing trend of companies recognizing the importance of sustainability in the built environment. This report found that 73% of the surveyed companies recognize the economic benefits that sustainability has on them, while 70% believe that sustainability is relevant to their customers. Moreover, 58% of companies are committed to reducing their building environmental impact, 59% have set targets to reduce energy use and 44% have implemented green building certification schemes. These data show a positive trend towards greater awareness and action toward sustainability and energy efficiency in the construction industry, despite having still a long way to achieve the COP-21 target of reducing buildings’ emissions from 80 to 90% by 2050.
Sustainability is a challenge that affects all generations, and we are committed to fostering a culture of sustainability among all our employees. Times are over for dreaming. It’s time to act, to contribute, and to co-create. We at T-Systems believe that everyone has a role to play in creating a sustainable future, and we are proud of our employees’ dedication to reducing our carbon footprint and the effort to include the sustainability concept at all levels. As part of the Chief Tomorrow Officer program, we are developing a solution that consists of a B2B App that companies can use in order to achieve their sustainability objectives. The App will make it easier for companies to create a clear path towards full sustainability, with a user-friendly interface capable of meeting the unique needs of different companies while identifying areas for improvement in their buildings. The aim of this service is to accelerate sustainability in the office buildings, but in a progressive way, making it more feasible and realistic.