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Panel    BES500085
How Building Engineers Can Lead on Climate Change Reduction Actions
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Description

The United Nation predicts that the world’s population will grow from 7.5 billion today to nearly 10 billion by 2050. To keep up with this population growth, urban areas will need to construct on average more than 13,000 commercial buildings daily. In this context, it is important to consider the impact that buildings will have on climate change, and the depletion of natural resources. It’s been estimated that building construction projects contribute 40% of the waste in landfills, and that buildings produce one-third of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, use 25% of global water, and use 40% of global energy. The architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry must fundamentally rethink how it designs, constructs, and operates the built environment for the world to meet its climate change reduction goals. Join us for this lively and inspiring panel discussion with key industry leaders to explore how the structural and MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) engineering industries can help address the climate crisis.

Key Learnings

  • Discuss how building engineering can help reach net zero carbon for new buildings using existing, proven technologies
  • Explore how engineering can support the circular economy by emphasizing renovation and refurbishment over new construction
  • Discover how digital transformation at your firm can accelerate carbon reduction
  • Join the conversation about how industrialized construction can assist in reaching climate change reduction goals

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