NATO ENERGY SECURITY Center of Excellence

Is de-carbonising the construction industry possible? An overview of advances in materials and processes (by Dr. Jutta Lauf)

The all-pervasive nature of the construction industry and lifecycles spanning several decades, place infrastructure high on the To-Do list for climate-friendly planning. Although it is hardly taken seriously by the public, the construction industry is inextricably linked to the problem of GHG emissions and a solution - sustainable solution - for climate change without rethinking / restructuring the construction industry is hardly possible. In the following, some fundamental developments in the R&D area are presented and the feasibilities of the solutions are analyzed. Wsewolod Rusow, Head of Research, NATO ENSEC CoE

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