Every year, the building sector emits more than 123 million tons of CO2, which is more than 25% of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on the national territory.
Faced with this fact, governments have put in place a number of regulations and measures applicable to new construction and rehabilitation. The Environmental Regulation 2020 integrates these notions of carbon emissions reduction in line with European policy: -40% of GHG emissions by 2030, and carbon neutrality targeted for 2050. This carbon neutrality is seen as one of the means evoked in the Paris agreement to contain global warming below 2 degrees.
In concrete terms, this means reducing France’s emissions to 80 million tons of CO2 equivalent per year. This threshold was reached on March 5, 2020. The challenges of low-carbon construction therefore go far beyond a simple response to regulatory measures …
They are taking shape through the development of new approaches that require rethinking the entire traditional life cycle of the building. In this context, Impulse Labs supports all the players in the real estate value chain in identifying, testing and deploying solutions that meet these challenges.
Several of them have succeeded in identifying and deploying ways to build with lower emissions, or even to store carbon by injecting it into concrete. We have selected three of them – Neolith, TechnoCarbon and CarbonCure – to give them a voice and present their solutions.
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