The construction industry is making progress in reducing operational carbon emissions, while more effort is needed to eliminate embodied carbon emissions from building material production, transport and site operations.
– How might we decarbonize the construction industry by simplifying CO2 impact assessments in infrastructure project planning and follow-up?
That was the question at the Hack Sprint where engineers, developers and designers with a passion for clean tech solutions and hacking participated. The CCC x Hack Sprint was a Construction Climate Challenge and Volvo Group Connected Solutions hackathon that brought together multidisciplinary teams in Silicon Valley Dec 7–8, to innovate and simplify CO2 impact assessment for the construction industry.
The team that solved the real world challenge with the best and most deployable and user-friendly software tool, was awarded with $10,000 and six months membership in hub335 in Silicon Valley.
Read about the winning team and their solution here.
Understanding the carbon challenge
Learn more about embodied carbon and the challenges for the construction industry through some of the most prominent experts in the field in our research section, Climate Talks videos, or presentations in previous events.
Bringing embodied carbon upfront (by World Green Building Council)
The Construction Climate Challenge (CCC) is an initiative hosted by Volvo Construction Equipment to promote sustainability throughout the entire construction industry value chain and provide funding for environmental research. The Construction Climate Challenge is a part of the Volvo CE commitment to WWF’s Climate Savers Program. Volvo Construction Equipment is a Corporate Advisory Board member of the World Green Building Council.