Why do we need to focus on climate-neutral buildings?
In the same way that we want to eat food that is produced without depleting the environment, or have the possibility to travel without releasing large quantities of emissions, we must ensure that the houses we live and work in do not create more emissions than absolutely necessary. Not only do we realise this, but it is also starting to be reflected by organisations, industries, and countries that are increasingly demanding higher standards. For example, The National Board of Housing, Building and Planning will, from 2021, make emission declarations for buildings a requirement. It is a positive step that greenhouse gas emissions will be reported, but an even higher level of proactivity is required to meet the climate goals. The construction industry has long production processes, so the choices we make now are the ones that will make a difference in 2030. We must aim for climate-neutral buildings today.