The world powers discussed climate protection at the World Climate Conference in Glasgow. Because last summer made it clear that a radical rethinking is necessary. The real estate and construction industries can and must also do their part. Sustainable buildings, the circular economy, digitization, and the factory of the future: At the BMW Group’s Real Estate Innovation Day, representatives from the real estate industry covered future topics and the transformation of the construction industry.

Experts from Drees & Sommer and EPEA accepted the invitation and participated in the event with a key note address on the relevance of sustainable real estate.

Dr. Peter Mösle, Florian Langlotz, and Dr. Matthias Heinrich handled the presentation on the Cradle to Cradle® design principle as the basis for a circular economy. Because real estate can also be innovative. Under the title “Circular Economy: The Cradle to Cradle® Design Principle – based on digital and modular technologies,” the colleagues presented the relevance of a circular economy and the pent-up demand in the materials sector across all industries. They laid out an overview of sustainable materials in vehicles to their use in buildings. Particular attention was paid to the legal framework established by the European Green Deal and the EU taxonomy. The experts also gave insight into the possibilities in sustainable construction that are already in use today through the digital, modular, and recyclable solutions from Drees & Sommer and EPEA.

In addition to Drees & Sommer and EPEA, other participants presented the topics of sustainable construction, smart buildings, and the transformation of the construction industry.

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