Data-driven solutions for more sustainable construction sites
The construction industry is responsible for significant global carbon emissions, as highlighted in a report by the United Nations Environment Programme (2017). The report states that the sector accounts for nearly 40% of global energy-related CO2 emissions, making it crucial to develop sustainable solutions to reduce the environmental impact of construction sites.
Børsen, the leading Danish financial newspaper, has recently featured an article highlighting our efforts alongside several organizations to develop data-driven methods for reducing resource consumption on construction sites. The project involves MT Højgaard, Pihl, Aarsleff, CG Jensen, Enemærke & Petersen, BUILD, The Council for Sustainable Construction, Force Technology, ConTech Lab and Molio.
The project is still in its early stages but has enormous potential benefits. The aim is to collect data from construction sites to identify areas where resource consumption can be reduced. The article in Børsen Sustainability highlights the significant carbon footprint of construction sites and the need to find sustainable solutions. It points out that data collection is a crucial part of the process, enabling organizations to identify areas where resource consumption can be reduced. For example, by analyzing data on energy consumption, organizations can identify ways to reduce the use of fossil fuels on construction sites.
By developing data-driven methods for reducing resource consumption on construction sites, the industry can significantly contribute to reducing global carbon emissions.
To learn more about the project, check out Børsen’s article here.