Buildings in global emissions

Buildings use about 40% of global energy, 25% of global water, 40% of global resources, meanwhile the building sector is the largest contributor to global GHG emissions: the built environment generates 40% of annual global CO2 emissions.

In the buildings sector, climate change is a material problem: just three materials – concrete, steel, and aluminium- are responsible for 23% of all global emissions. So how can we turn that into our biggest resources?


Bamdura’s carbon revolution

Fortunately, buildings also offer the greatest potential for achieving significant GHG emission reductions. Remove sequestering carbon from the atmosphere in buildings and products is a key way of tackling climate change.

Bamdura’s carbon revolution explores how the carbon could be removed from the atmosphere and put to use on earth.

This can be done by using carbon-negative material, bamboo. It is carbon-negative as it captures atmospheric carbon via photosynthesis and using it directly. Alternatively, it can be turned into other materials that store carbon more permanently. In a word, it captures and stores more carbon than it emits during the harvesting, manufacturing, and production.