How can construction meet its decarbonisation targets?

Asite, the construction technology provider, has released a research report aimed at assisting those that operate in the construction industry in reducing carbon emissions through the smart retrofitting of built assets.

The report is called ‘Smart Retrofitting: The Key to Decarbonising the Built Environment’ and focuses heavily on the role of the construction sector with regards to the Paris Agreement. It also looks at the decarbonisation of existing buildings whether it be commercial or residential.

The technologies and approaches that can be used to mitigate carbon emissions are analysed and evaluated as well as offering an insight into the role digital twins can play during the industry’s journey to net-zero.

CEO of Asite, Nathan Doughty, believes that the relationship between our planet and the built environment must be treated as symbiotic. The industries that are key to delivering and maintaining our built environment have extremely important roles to play in the advancement of net-zero carbon goals.

The report goes into detail about the challenges we face and how digital transformation and digital engineering will play a big part in helping us to work together to achieve a resilient and sustainable built environment.

Issues with existing buildings are identified that need to be addressed in order to meet global goals and so are the barriers that prevent the widespread retrofitting needed to mitigate carbon emissions.

Government and organisation policies from around the world are examined as the report looks at retrofitting on a global scale.

Digital Twins: The future of retrofitting


The report specifies how digital engineering can assist the industry in overcoming the challenges it faces in addition to supporting the delivery of retrofits at scale to facilitate the sector in meeting its decarbonisation goals.

Thought to be the future of retrofitting, digital twins offer a comprehensive resource when retrofitting at scale because of a composite of a variety of technologies. Digital twin technology has the ability to help the industry to achieve its current goals but also to future-proof buildings beyond the 2050 decarbonisation targets.

Read the report here.

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