World powers were already discussing climate protection at the World Climate Conference in Glasgow. Because last summer made it clear that a radical rethink is necessary. The construction and real estate sector can and must also play its part.

Sustainable buildings, circular economy, digitalization and the factory of the future — at the BMW Group Real Estate Innovation Day, representatives from the real estate sector addressed future issues and the transformation of the construction industry.

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

Dr. Peter Mösle, Florian Langlotz and Dr. Matthias Heinrich presented the Cradle to Cradle® design principle as the basis of 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.”, colleagues presented the relevance of a circular economy and backlog demand in the material sector across all industrial sectors. In doing so, they spanned the gamut from sustainable materials in vehicles to their use in buildings. Particular attention was paid to the legal framework set by the European Green Deal and the EU taxonomy. With digital, modular and recyclable solutions from Drees & Sommer and EPEA, the experts also gave an insight into the possibilities of sustainable construction that are already being used today.

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

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