Our planet is in crisis, and now is the time to act. The future is at the forefront of every decision made at Hemspan®. We will continue developing products that benefit the planet and alleviate the problems that the building and construction industry contribute to climate change.
39% of all carbon emissions in the world are caused by the building and construction industry. 28% of these emissions come from the energy used to heat, cool and light buildings; the remaining 11% are from carbon associated with the materials and construction processes throughout the whole building life cycle.
In the UK, 45% of the total carbon emissions are produced by the construction environment. The average new-build house emits 50 to 60 tonnes from the manufacture, transport and assembly of the materials, known as Embodied Carbon. The operational emissions of this house will emit a further 5 tonnes of CO2 on average per year. Thus, a new house could emit around 200 tonnes of CO2 by 2050.