The basics of building decarbonization explained
Our know-how section is the go-to resource for insights on the impact of real estate on climate change and the existing technology that solves it. From climate science foundations to industry best practices, our team shares their knowledge and expertise to help you navigate through the topic.
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Get to know all the basics about climate change, from the Paris Agreement to carbon budgets and embodied emissions. Fundamentals that should be part of general knowledge – not only for sustainability professionals but also non-professionals. Furthermore, widely used reporting frameworks as well as climate metrics are explained.
Get to know everything about energy renovations and how to build in a climate-compatible way. Renovation measures such as different heating systems, energy efficiency measures on the building envelope and solar systems are explained including their pros and cons. Diverse aspects of construction and their climate impacts are outlined, from concrete to sufficiency.
CO2 in the earth’s atmosphere
Greenhouse gases (GHG)
United Nations Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Scope 1 emissions
Scope 2 emissions
Scope 3 emissions
Swiss Climate Scores
Switzerland’s greenhouse gas inventory
Treibhausgasemissions-Kennzahl / CO2 footprint (operational emissions)
Erstellungsemissionen (embodied emissions)
AMAS (building specific)
Heating systems (Intro)
Geothermal heat pump
Air-source heat pump
Groundwater heat pump
Roof renovation incl. insulation
Cellar ceiling insulation
Biogenic construction materials
Building floor plan
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