How buildings can become sustainable
The construction and property industries are increasingly concerned about today’s most pressing issue: the environmental footprint of buildings. Sustainability is already a key to competitiveness and is about to become a license to play also in our industry. Clients’ expectations, employees search for meaningfulness and regulatory changes are all impacting how we can and will operate for the years ahead of us.
However, there is no working around the fact that our industry is currently among the world’s most resource-consuming and polluting. 40% is the number that haunts us; we consume 40% of our planet’s resources and are responsible for 40% of global emissions.
The world still needs buildings. So, to us, there is only one question: how can we make every building sustainable?
There is no way we can continue operating in the same way as we do today. We need to find new ways of building, maintaining, operating and using buildings, so that they become gems both for the people using them – and for our planet.
At Varig, we believe that we need to work on first things first. There are so many benefits we could reap by just keeping up with other global industries on digitization. By fully digitizing all standards, processes and communication lines, we open up to a whole new perspective – and we can impact sustainability with what we already have at hand.