What is a Low Carbon Transformation? Buildings Technology (Part IV)

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The buildings and construction sector accounted for 36% of final global energy use in 2018[1]. This staggering share of the world’s energy trickles down to a large share of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions where buildings accounted for 39% of the world’s emissions in that same year. It is important to highlight that over a quarter of these emissions came from manufacturing essential products needed for building constructions such as steel, cement, and glass. The buildings sector is very different from other economic sectors. The buildings sector is characterized with a slow pace of change, it is usually associated with relatively…...

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Mike Hassaballa Mike earned a master’s degree in applied science in 2013, then he launched his career in the data centre industry. In 2015, he shifted gears and took on a Lead Engineer role in a company developing emission reductions technology. He then moved in 2018 into energy consulting. Mike focuses on most critical issues and opportunities in business: strategy, operations, technology, transformation, advanced analytics, and sustainability. Mike writes fascinating stories meant to be read by anyone. He excels in simplifying complex subjects and bringing a fresh new perspective to pressing issues.