Major transformations are needed to achieve the climate targets in the building sector. Here we provide an overview of the role digital technologies play in the industry.
Inefficient sorting means 25 percent of materials end up wrongly in landfills. AI is increasingly helping recycling centres ensure everything ends up where it belongs.
Commown rents out ecological and modular smartphones, headphones, laptops and computers via a digital platform. The cooperative aims to make the consumption of electronics more sustainable and responsible.
The local fishing industry in Germany is facing a challenge, as there have been no fish auctions since the 1980s. In an effort to make the fishing industry more sustainable, the Hamburg-based startup Frisch Gefischt is opting for an online solution.
To date, nowcasting research has primarily concentrated on rainfall prediction, while solar forecasting remains relatively unexplored. Advances in the field are crucial for improving solar energy reliability and efficiency.
Concular, a company dedicated to advancing circular construction through digital innovations, is introducing key elements such as a building resource passport, a fresh DIN standard, and an online store for reclaimed building materials. This approach not only offers cost savings but also contributes significantly to sustainability.
Construction, materials, and type of heating all play a crucial role in determining the amount of CO2 emissions a building will generate over its lifespan. CAALA's software can accurately calculate and optimise these factors from the outset.
By law, Berlin's operator of public buildings is required to report energy consumption data for each individual building. The initiative EnergieCheckpoint visualises the data and seeks to make it actionable.
Social licenses can serve as a pathway to bridge the trust gap that exists when openly sharing data, an idea that continues to instill distrust among some citizens.