The construction sector absorbs 50% of resources extracted in the European Union and produces 35% of waste. This means that its impact in carbon footprint terms is very high, mainly in the production and extraction cycles of the life cycle of a product/activity.
In addition to ACCIONA’s commitment to sustainability and the creation of regenerative infrastructures with a positive impact, some of our clients demand carbon footprint values below certain thresholds and reward contractors that demonstrate improvements.
As a result, it is necessary to search for and incorporate new technologies that bring about a reduction in the carbon footprint of materials and processes in the construction sector. By doing this we set out to make a positive impact, either during the life cycle of products or through the creation of by-products that help us to achieve that impact.
The construction sector creates a great impact due to the extraction and consumption of resources, mainly in the early stages of a product’s life cycle. Considering the complete life cycle, improvements can be made if strategies that contribute to the creation of a positive impact are devised.
The possibility of implementing technologies that allow carbon sequestration improves interventions on the life cycle of material, construction or industrial processes, helping to create value and developing products with high added value. Furthermore, our clients increasingly ask us to reduce their carbon footprint over the entire working life of an infrastructure, so the adoption of strategies to improve in this area would lead to greater competitiveness for us.
We seek start-ups that can offer new solutions to carbon sequestration, both in construction and industrial materials and processes, to improve carbon footprints throughout life cycles and cause a positive impact on the working life of the infrastructure. In this way we contribute to creating improvement strategies for the Sustainable Development Goals, based on a circular economy approach and incorporating life cycle and eco-design elements into the solution.
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