The Road to Zero Emissions in the AEC industry

Currently, the journey to zero emissions in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry remains a moral imperative. As the climate emergency deepens, construction professionals will come under increasing pressure to decarbonize their operations. Government
and multi-national organizations are proposing public policy and regulation, such as the Paris Agreement, that will have local and regional impacts on construction operations as soon as 2021. Current estimates show that 19% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions are from buildings and
that 30-50% of every city’s GHG emissions come from buildings. Therefore, a smart approach to using building data and processes is critical to achieving a future with zero emissions.

This guide looks at the carbon challenge and how construction operators can play their part in
reducing emissions using Building Information Modelling (BIM).