Buildings of the future: Sustainability through innovative management solutions

Is your construction business getting ready for the EU ambitions to reset single market for construction materials following the growing pressure to reduce energy demand for heating? The EU has set a target of reducing buildings’ greenhouse gas emissions by 60% by the end of the decade and ensuring buildings are fully decarbonized by 2050.

Construction products are big business. Their manufacturing accounts for 50% of the material consumption in the EU, one-third of waste produced, and about one-third of water consumed. Construction products are far from sustainable, and the EU wants to make them more durable, repairable, recyclable, and easier to re-manufacture.

The global green building materials market size reached USD 312.5 bln. in 2022, compared to 223.1 bln in 2021. According to Acumen Research And Consulting Research, green construction market size is projected to rise to USD 774 bln. by 2030. Green Building Materials refer to materials, which enhance the sustainability and efficiency of a building structure in terms of design, construction, maintenance and renovation.

These materials are derived from renewable waste products and are highly energy efficient. Some of the popular materials used in the construction of green buildings are bamboo, hempcrete, straw bales, mycelium, wood, rammed earth, timbercrete, grasscrete, recycled plastic, etc.

Running a successful construction project requires careful planning and execution. Moreover, green construction projects typically require additional processes to manage compared to traditional construction projects, as they involve designing and building structures that are energy-efficient, environmentally sustainable, and resource-efficient.

These additional processes may include:

• Environmental assessments;
• Sustainable design;
• Material selection;
• Energy-efficient systems: Green construction projects often include the installation of energy-efficient systems, such as solar panels, geothermal systems, and high-efficiency HVAC systems;
• Waste management;
• Certification and documentation: Green construction projects may require certification from organizations such as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) or documentation to ensure compliance with sustainability standards.

If your sustainable construction business is expanding, the processes grow more complex with the scope of operations expanded. With more projects, personnel, and resources to manage, it can be challenging to keep everything organized and running smoothly.

Fortunately, there are integrated software solutions available that can help streamline and automate business operations. One of a kind is 4Construction Business Project Management Solution based on the latest version of the Microsoft Dynamics 365. It is a high-class business management system, that consolidates all business operations and provides a comprehensive overview of projects, bids, machinery, personnel, and resources.

4Construction covers every process throughout the construction cycle: from quotation, project management and tracking to exploitation and maintenance. The solution is applicable for infrastructure, building and industrial projects.

Contact us to find more about the solution.


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