Green Buildings: The Big Picture of Puzzle Pieces.
Buildings have a big impact on the environment. They are one of the largest energy consumers and greenhouse gases emitters, in both developed and developing countries. From the extraction of natural resources to all construction processes, the sector accounted for 36% of final energy consumption, as well as 39% of energy and process-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2018. 11% of which, resulted from manufacturing materials and products. It means, buildings cause environmental degradation and contribute to global warming — especially poorly designed and constructed ones. Guess what, we are just about to power them up! [Source: IEA’s Global Status Report for Buildings and Construction 2019]
A ‘green’ building is termed when its design, construction and/or operation, reduces or eliminates negative impacts and can create positive impacts on our climate and natural environment throughout its lifecycle. Green-building concepts extend beyond the walls of buildings and include site planning, community and land-use planning issues as well. Benefits wise, they provide some of the most effective means to achieving a range of global goals with fantastic Triple Bottom Line opportunity addressing climate change, creating sustainable and thriving communities, and driving economic growth. Highlighting these benefits, and facilitating a growing evidence base for proving them, is at the heart of URBAN RENEWABLES.
Complementary to the retrofitting of existing buildings, since, many homes, offices, manufacturing plants, hotels, restaurants, and sports stadiums are already built. URBAN RENEWABLES will remodel and reconstruct private and public properties for residential, civic and public tertiary purposes. Those are some of the most promising avenues for investment across major cities. Our projects will be constructed as high performance and efficient new buildings with high share of RES. URBAN RENEWABLES helps to reduce project’s operational costs, track and measure its carbon footprint, and calculate the potential return on investment (ROI). Allowing green businesses and building owners to be green-certified, if and when they wish.