Richard Gurney writes in GreenBiz on how new materials are changing the lifetime emissions of buildings.
- With construction material production accounting for about 25% of lifetime building emissions, it is important to find low-carbon alternatives for traditional building materials.
- Technologies such as carbon capture and green hydrogen will go a long way in reducing building emissions, as will using more natural materials such as timber.
- Currently there are technological and regulatory hurdles that impede upon buildings emissions reductions, such as insurance rates and the development of low-carbon hydrogen fuel.
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