Announcing Workshop on Roadmap to Low Carbon Emission Building Materials and Architecture


SusTech 2024 is pleased to announce we are hosting the all-day workshop: “Roadmap to Low Carbon Emission Building Materials and Architecture” organized by IEEE Future Directions SusTech Initiative. The workshop is included with the conference, and is also available to non-attendees. Seats are limited.


Date/Time: April 14, 2024, 8:00am – 5:00 pm

According to the United Nations’ Environment Programme, “The buildings and construction sector is by far the largest emitter of greenhouse gases, accounting for a staggering 37% of global emissions. The production and use of materials such as cement, steel, and aluminum have a significant carbon footprint.”

This one-day workshop focuses on methods to decrease carbon emissions in new & existing buildings on materials and architecture to reduce the built environment’s impact on climate change. The workshop provides an informative and idea exchange platform among various stakeholders in the built environment industry with the aim of developing a roadmap for sustainable goals on Low Carbon Emission Building Materials and Architecture.

Materials used in the construction of buildings account for eight to nine percent of overall global CO2 emissions (UNEP 2022) with cement and steel being the largest contributors. Therefore, it is important to consider the use of energy-efficient technologies, resource-efficient materials, and environmentally friendly design strategies to create structures that are functional, aesthetically pleasing, and economically viable too.

The workshop program will address methods and technologies that engineers, architects, consultants, and researchers are to be aware of while considering sustainable construction/buildings.

You are cordially invited to participate in this ground-breaking event. As a participant, you will join a new community dedicated to developing a roadmap to reach sustainable goals for the built environment industry, through low carbon emissions building materials and architecture.

For full details see the SusTech 2024 Workshop page.