Construction is a key industrial sector, yet climate change and air pollution are critical threats to be addressed, with severe warnings from scientists. The construction industry, therefore, needs to evolve and contribute towards the shift to a sustainable society. Conventional methods currently contribute to both climate and air pollution. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
Innovative zero-emission technologies are being developed for all sectors, including the construction sector. While it might have been unthinkable to assume that anything bigger than a car would be electrified a decade ago, technological development has defied expectations and brought solutions to a sector in desperate need of innovation. Electric construction machinery, powered by batteries or fuel cells, offer substantial benefits to the climate and human health, amongst a range of other benefits.
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