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The role that buildings play in climate change is under the microscope. The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) estimates that buildings consume 40 per cent of global energy and produce a third of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Integrating smart technology into new builds and retrofitting on existing sites is therefore becoming a long-term strategic decision for companies. Clear regulations and robust certifications programs are key to effect the urgent change and acceleration of measures needed to meet sustainability goals.

But what makes a building sustainable, and how do you prove it for the stakeholders who are increasingly looking to evidence their status? One way is to use a sustainability assessment method for buildings.




 

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Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM)

 

BREEAM is considered the world's leading method for assessing sustainability in the construction sector. The system assesses the environmental, social and economic sustainability performance of buildings, communities and infrastructure projects. As an internationally recognized mark of quality, the certification provides guidelines for companies seeking to reduce their environmental impact when refurbishing existing buildings or constructing new ones.

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Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification





LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED provides building owners and operators a concise framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions

 

 

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ABB's Mission to Zero

The world we live in is undergoing rapid change. From industrialization to urbanization and digitalization, we must find a way to successfully manage the pressures being placed on our planet.

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