A new commentary by Lukáš Zrůst, co-owner of our group, on the topic of Industrial without emissions was published in the weekly Ekonom. According to the new European Parliament regulations, a large part of new buildings will have to be built with zero-emission certification from 2028. This applies to new buildings owned by public entities and all non-residential buildings, which also includes industrial properties. The EU’s entire climate neutrality programme aims to reduce emissions by 55% by 2030. In his commentary, Lukáš Zrůst outlines why the green transformation of property development is inevitable and why he sees the goal of moving to zero-emission construction in such a short timeframe as realistic.
“New regulations can often be perceived as restrictive and negative. In this case, however, it should be the opposite, as they primarily benefit our society and its future. And actually an opportunity to further improve sustainable building technologies,” says Lukáš Zrůst.
Although achieving the EU’s climate neutrality agenda in less than 8 years may seem like an optimistic goal, it is certainly not unrealistic. “If we all approach this topic responsibly, a nearly eight-year time horizon for emission-free construction is acceptable thanks to modern technology. Photovoltaic power plants, wind power plants made of CLT panels, the practical use of biotechnology, hydrogen, modular technologies, the use of renewable materials in construction, all of these can be put into practice either immediately or in a very short time. It will certainly not be cheap, but the purchase price should not be the only element for our consideration. Above all, it is necessary to see things in the longer term, also in terms of energy and water savings or the aforementioned sustainability,” Lukáš adds in his commentary.
At Progresus, we see the EU Climate Neutrality Programme primarily as an opportunity to continue to improve our sustainable development practices and technologies and contribute to a healthier and better future for our society.
The article was published in Ekonom magazine.