For years, human activity and industrialization have been altering the amount of carbon naturally found in the Earth’s atmosphere. In fact, industrial processes are responsible for releasing 15 percent of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions each year. Although countless industries are responsible for this altered state, the construction industry is making headway in the race to solve this global issue.
In 2014, the International Union of Architects proposed the 2050 Imperative, an initiative that aims to phase out carbon emissions from the building sector by 2050. In order to accomplish this goal, the industry must identify the major changes it can make throughout the next 35 years. In an article for Sustainable Chicago Magazine, Kebony’s CEO Christian Jebsen discusses the three immediate actions that can be implemented to lead the effort to reduce carbon emissions.
To learn more about the 2050 Imperative initiative and the opportunities for the building sector to decrease its carbon footprint, read Christian’s article.