Build4Clima is a multidiciplinary project to promote circular ecnonomy, healthier living environment and carbon neutrality in the construction industry. Our vision is to mitigate climate change with materials that support people’s health and well-being. We aim to transform the bio-materials market for new and renovated buildings with construction processes that not only support carbon neutrality but also carbon sequestration over their lifetime.
Nearly 40% of all CO2 emissions are related to the building sector and it constitutes 36% of global energy use. According to the IPPC* this sector has the greatest climate mitigation potential of all industries.
Much attention has been given to the energy consumption in the construction and the operations of a building, but a lot is yet to be done in the building materials sector.
Build4Clima addresses the material challenge in the construction industry by bringing together stakeholders who can contribute to better and healthier living environments, find circular business models for construction materials and to create products that are not only carbon neutral but ultimately able to capture carbon during their lifespan.
How to achieve a
Reaching true carbon neutrality, or even going beyond by creating buildings that could sequester carbon, necessitates radically new connections. Our task at Build4Clima is to create an ecosystem between a diverse network of actors, including stakeholders such as the construction industry, material providers, chemical industries, designers, procurement managers, financiers, investors, regulators and recycling sectors.
Recycled concrete, reclaimed materials and building parts
Envelope & interiors
Glazing, cladding, coating, window films, insulation and high energy efficiency
Smart energy system
Meeting building’s own energy needs, recycling energy
Concrete & structural
Alternative green materials to conventional concrete and steel
Advanced planning & construction
Minimized energy & material need with advanced planning, construction emission savings and resource efficiency
Building level intelligence
Optimizing for low emissions and high comfort of building automation
Adapted from Frost & Sullivan (2019): Future of Construction
* IPCC IPCC projections of CO2 mitigation potential in 2030: