Published8th October 2019
Knowledge TypeData & Statistics Research paper
Organisation, Arup , C40 Cities , University of Leeds
Building and Infrastructure Consumption Emissions report
Emissions from building and infrastructure construction are expected to form the single largest category of consumption-based emissions for C40 cities between 2017 and 2050, producing 21% of consumption emissions.
As this period is critical for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in line with keeping global temperature rise to within 1.5ºC above pre-industrial averages, serious action is needed in this area.
This report, published by C40 Cities, Arup and University of Leeds, Building and Infrastructure Consumption Emissions urges action in 6 key areas to reduce the climate impact of construction in cities:
– Implementing efficiency in material design
– Enhancing existing building utilisation
– Switching high-emission materials to sustainable timber where appropriate
– Using lower-carbon cement
– Reusing building materials and components
– Using low, or zero-emission construction machinery.