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Past Event | How Can Circular Economy Reduce The Carbon Footprint Of Your Office Fit-out?

Special thanks to our esteemed speakers Mr. Hieu Huynh, South East Asia Operation Manager at TERAO Asia, Mr. Yohan PEYRANI, Regional Business Development Manager SEA & India at Clestra Hauserman and Ms. Sonia Gabriel, Head of Strategic Sourcing and Workplace Asia Pacific at Natixis Corporate & Investment Banking for a great session on how circularity can contribute to reaching your sustainability targets. During the session, the panellist shared about different ways to reduce the carbon footprint generated during the construction of the office all along their life cycle, the importance of selecting low-carbon materials and products, and how circularity can contribute to reaching the sustainability targets.

 

Highlights and key takeaways of the events:

  • 38% of Global CO2 emissions are associated with the built environment.
  • Embodied Carbon emissions, as defined by the WGBC, are emitted throughout the building’s lifecycle until its demolition and disposal stages. Emissions linked to operational energy use are excluded from the assessment to focus on direct emissions exclusively. Under this framework, the WGBC estimates Embodied Carbon emissions account for 11% of global carbon emissions.
  • Select material with Recycled Content and Take Back program. (Carpet: recycled content up to 98% and gypsum board up to 28%)
  • The built environment has a vital role to play in the fight against climate-change. Changing the way we build and operate buildings requires to go beyond traditional design approaches.
  • There is little data available on the environmental impact of commercial office lifecycle. Office interiors are typically renovated every few years, thereby increasing the overall building’s carbon footprint per every additional refurbishment

 

This event is kindly supported by BIZSU.

 

For more information about the event, please contact Emily Jiang ejiang(@)fccsingapore.com

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