Statement 10 17 Thesen Nachhaltiges Bauen Statements Sustainable Engineering Werner Sobek

The CO2 Binding Capacity of a Single Tree is Completely Overestimated

Depending on the species and location, a tree experiences its greatest growth phase at the age of 15 to 30 years. During this phase, it binds up to 100 g of carbon dioxide per day. This corresponds to the average CO2 emissions of a car with a combustion engine – over a distance of 500 m!

Until the end of October 2022, the Architekturzentrum in the Stadtmuseum Düsseldorf is showing the exhibition “Werner Sobek: 17 Statements”. It deals with the ecological impact and responsibility of the building industry.

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