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Metallaxis on Sustainability: Decarbonise your building!

The built environment is a significant contributor to global CO2 emissions. Cement and construction alone add up to around 25% of human-caused greenhouse emissions. Add air-conditioning, lighting, water use and other aspects that power buildings and you can see that we have a problem.

If you’re a company that wants to grow in 2022, chances are that becoming more environmentally-friendly is one your key goals. Technology can support this goal to a great extent. Here is how:

-Make your workplace smart: add sensors to enable automatic energy saving by turning off the air-conditioning or the lights in a room that is empty.

-Add smart windows that keep your space at the ideal temperature. If you want to learn more about this technology, you can click here.

-LED lamps! Did you know that many traditional lighting sources like incandescent bulbs turn more than 90% of the energy they use to heat, allocating only 10% of energy to actual light production?

Want to learn more about building decarbonisation?

Katie McGinty: Smart solutions to decarbonize buildings | In the Green

Almost 90 percent of our lives take place indoors — and the buildings we spend most of that time in emit 40 percent of global greenhouse gases. Rethinking h…

Watch this TED Talk on smart solutions for buildings here.

Read about building decarbonisation in this McKinsey blog by clicking here.

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