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PROBLEM

STATEMENT THREE

Track and capture the embodied carbon footprint for the development of a building -- all the way from the building design phase to material sourcing to construction

The Problem

As we build increasingly energy-efficient buildings that use less energy to run, the proportion of the building’s lifecycle carbon that comes from the embodied carbon becomes more significant. Embodied carbon is still largely untapped. The greatest opportunity for impact on embodied carbon comes at the design stage, in particular in the building structure. Subjecting to the type of building, by the time a building is occupied, somewhere between 30-70% of its lifetime carbon may already be accounted for. We thus try to capture the carbon saving opportunity as early as possible before reaching the building’s operational stage.     

 

In order to better capture the opportunity to reduce embedded carbon, decisions from key stakeholders such as architects, structural engineers, quantity surveyors, and the client during the design stage are essential. Yet responsibilities of the embedded carbon assessment are associated throughout the supply chain during the construction phase. Once a product/ material is chosen, the selection of suppliers would be the next important part in embedded carbon management.

 

We are looking for an innovative and efficient way in assessing the embodied carbon as scoped above. For example, how to better automate materials tracking and site resource use monitoring in the construction phase. 

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Requested 

Solution

  • Ability to track carbon footprint from the production of the construction materials 

  • Ability to track carbon footprint from the transportation of the sourced materials to the construction site 

  • Ability to calculate the total embodied carbon footprint of the building once its fully built 

  • Suggest solutions to minimize the carbon footprint of the whole construction process

STARTUP QUALIFICATION

We are looking for:

1. Must have a sustainability impact value
2. Proven technology with results
3. Distinctive tech intellectual property
4. Revenue generated from company’s main technology
5. Intention to expand the business in both Hong Kong and/or mainland China markets

UNITED NATIONS 

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