Buildings as Carbon Sinks with Beyond Zero
Reducing carbon with buildings? As a realisation partner of the Beyond Zero unit, we will be there when Empa and Eawag incorporate CO2-reduced and even CO2-negative innovations from the Empa laboratories into a real environment in their NEST innovation building.
In addition to developing new types of carbon-binding building materials such as concrete and insulating materials, the unit is pursuing the vision that buildings can serve as carbon sinks in the future and thus have a negative carbon footprint. In this way, buildings could soon help to ensure that the CO2 concentration in the atmosphere no longer increases, or at best even decreases.
Images: Empa, Roman Keller