According to the U.S. Green Building Council, feeling the effects of climate change and its devastating impacts on the environment, economies and societies, the world has recognized the urgent need to address the carbon emissions responsible for this crisis. Nations, corporations and communities are increasingly adopting net zero targets, aiming to balance their carbon emissions with carbon removal or offsetting measures. One crucial aspect of this endeavor is building decarbonization, where we focus on transitioning the construction and operation of buildings to low- or zero-carbon emissions.
The building sector contributes to approximately 40% of total CO2 emissions worldwide, making it a significant driver of climate change. As urbanization continues to rise, the demand for energy-efficient, eco-friendly buildings is surging, necessitating a shift toward more sustainable construction and operation practices.