Software developer wants to simplify documentation
Reducing CO₂ footprint with digital tools
Article published in the Allgemeine Bauzeitung – issue 47/2023
In addition to the economically challenging times and the shortage of skilled workers, the construction industry is confronted with increasing legal requirements. The obligation to document CO2 emissions in accordance with the ESG is drawing ever closer and is causing uncertainty due to fears of the enormous effort involved in preparing the data, as software developer SEQUELLO reports.
According to the company, data quality in particular is a decisive factor for efficient and correct reporting. With the right software solution, the basis for CO₂ optimisation of the materials used can be created in addition to the database for corresponding evaluations.
“In our view, a concrete type register (BSV) can play a central role here. It not only enriches the delivery notes and thus also the CO₂ values with additional data points, but also helps to define CO₂-optimised concretes at component level, where there is still a lot of potential,” explains SEQUELLO Managing Director Michael Pum. In addition to the material and quantity used, the exact composition of the concrete, as well as the construction section and part, are documented for the analyses. This data can be used to analyse the CO₂ footprint of a structure in varying degrees of detail. This is also helpful for the dismantling of buildings. The data can help to plan the recycling of building materials more efficiently and strengthen the circular economy.