Construction Sector Articles
The current building industry accounts for 40% of global energy use, 30% of energy-related GHG emissions, approximately 12% of water use, and nearly 40% of waste (source: United Nations Environment Program). The buildings that we build today have an impact on our future(since buildings last up to 100 years) in conjunction with the rapidly growing world population, which indicates that there is an urgent need for sustainable buildings with positive impact. In order to create a sustainable future we need to transition from the traditional “take – make – waste” industry into a circular one. Due to the complex supply chains and the high level of competitiveness in this industry, changing from linear to circular is challenging. For the construction industry, the R2π project focuses on two interesting projects in The Netherlands proving that building in a circular way is already possible and creates positive impact for people, planet and profit; (1) Mitsubishi’s ‘Elevator as a Service’ model as implemented by Delta Development Group and (2) the newly built City Hall of Venlo.