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5 Pivotal Step to Reduce Embodied Carbon on Your Next Building Project

Leaders in the industry have an opportunity to propel the global community toward net-zero carbon emissions reducing this carbon footprint.

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The building and construction industry currently accounts for 39% of global carbon emissions. According to the UN’s 2019 report on climate change, in order to limit global warming to 1.5°C or less, global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions must be reduced 45% by 2030 and reach net-zero by 2050.

And when you combine environmental efficiencies with the rise of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) investing, which is estimated at $20 trillion or one-fourth of all professionally managed assets—you have a powerful motivator to re-examine ways to reduce your carbon footprint.  

Some additional benefits attributable to green buildings include:
1. Reduced operating costs
2. Increased asset value
3. Healthier and safer environments for occupants
4. Growing consumer appreciation of environmental stewardship and social responsibility

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