In 2017, the construction and operation of buildings globally generated 36 percent of final energy use and 39 percent of energy-related carbon dioxide emissions globally, according to the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction. No other sector has a larger impact on emissions.
Because of this, we see a powerful opportunity. By working smarter and looking at the whole-life perspective of these spaces, we can help people and the planet by creating more sustainable buildings and infrastructure. We see through experience how low carbon/zero-carbon solutions make business sense by driving efficiencies and reducing long term costs. The graph above shows the relationship between Skanska Group revenue and continued carbon emission reduction across our company. Skanska has set a Group target of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2045, with a 50 percent reduction by 2030.
These solutions often require collaboration and shared expertise. Here we show some of the progress we’re making with partners and explore common areas where we can help realize a carbon-free future.