Transforming Building Design
and Assessment with Adaptis
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Linear Model with Environmental Consequences
What exacerbates this issue is the fact that most materials used in construction are still extracted from finite deposits, resulting in significant greenhouse gas emissions from extraction to disposal. As stated in the book ‘Building Better – Less – Different: Circular Construction and Circular Economy,’ current linear economic model (take-make-waste) has drastic impacts on the planet and soon it will no longer be economically and ecologically feasible to extract raw materials from the Earth. If no proactive measures are taken, the carbon impact created by the construction industry is only set to grow.
Within the construction industry, there is a growing recognition that we must alter our ways. The integration of technology in this sector holds immense potential for addressing the challenges we face, breaking away from the linear economic model, and reducing carbon emissions. Among the pivotal stages of the construction process, the design and planning phase emerges as a key determinant of a building’s greenhouse gas emissions throughout its entire lifespan. During this phase, key decisions are made regarding the building’s layout, materials, systems, and energy efficiency measures, all of which can have a significant impact on its environmental footprint.
This is precisely where Adaptis comes in. Our platform serves as a valuable solution, generating various design options that equip you with the necessary tools to effectively plan and decarbonize buildings. By leveraging a combination of technologies, we streamline the design and planning process, empowering stakeholders to strike a balance between environmental impact and financial considerations. If you are interested in our solution, let’s talk!