SQAPE Climate change
SQAPE: the green promise
The world has a tremendous challenge on its plate. The consumption and use of fossil fuels and raw materials is, first of all, depleting the earth. In addition, the atmosphere is too polluted with harmful greenhouse gases, especiallyCO2. As a result, the climate is changing considerably and not for the better.
It is mainly the temperature that is rising, which has enormous consequences for the melting of ice caps and the drying out of entire continents. The melting ice is causing sea levels to rise and meanwhile flooding and desertification are disrupting areas elsewhere. This disrupts ecosystems, human and animal habitats, and biodiversity.
The causes have been discussed for a long time internationally, especially by politicians, which has made it take a long time to agree on the solutions (Paris Agreements, Climate Accord, Dutch climate policy). The main objective is to limit the predicted temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
In order to curb the emission of excessive carbon dioxide (CO2), numerous measures have been agreed upon. CO2 emissions must be reduced by cutting energy consumption and switching to other, natural sources of energy. Production and processing methods in industry must also change. At the same time, many more materials must be reused.
The government is an important client in the construction industry, with the State Property Agency and the Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management as clients who have a great deal of influence on the construction processes. Various governments have already started partial sustainable procurement of buildings and infrastructure. The higher goal is ultimately energy neutrality in 2050 and fully circular construction. However, thanks to the SQAPE technology, clients in the construction & infrastructure sector can already now - much earlier than planned - opt for products that reduce CO2 emissions by 85%.