By 2050 the European Union wants to be climate-neutral, with net zero greenhouse gas emissions such as carbon dioxide. However, experts claim that emitting less carbon dioxide alone will no longer be enough. New technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions need to be explored.
At the same time, the constantly growing demand for energy needs to be reduced. Particularly, the built environment holds a great potential to reduce emissions and energy consumption, as construction, usage, renovation, and demolition of buildings in the European Union causes about 40% of the energy consumption and 36% of greenhouse gas emissions1.
IMCD is committed to play a role in this process. Therefore, we are funding under the scope of the IMCD Cares Fund, a new research project that is being conducted by the European University of Applied Sciences (EU|FH) in Brühl, which is looking into the question of how negative emissions in the built environment can be generated to get closer to achieving these climate goals.