<aside> 👉 TL;DR We build software that helps the construction industry become climate positive. We just raised our pre-seed round and are now hiring our first employees - skip directly to the Open Roles to apply!
At Emidat, we are building the first AI-powered software that helps building material manufacturers generate and share their environmental product data. 🙌🏻
Emidat aims to decarbonize building materials, making up for 11% of global GHG emissions. We track environmental data where they originate (at the building material manufacturer) and distribute it to where it’s needed along the value chain. ⛓️
With that, we are building the environmental data infrastructure to ultimately influence every relevant decision along the construction value chain (directly or indirectly). We are convinced that in the future, environmental impact will become just as important of a factor as price for material choices. ❗
🏛️ On embodied carbon in buildings
Emidat was founded out of the conviction that embodied carbon in buildings is hugely underserved. While everyone is looking to reduce emissions from heating, cooling and electricity in existing building stock (operational carbon), the share of embodied carbon in buildings keeps increasing. 📈 Embodied carbon is emitted at day 0, we can’t reduce it later in the life of a building and the earlier carbon is emitted, the more harmful to our atmosphere.
At the same time, global building floor area is expected to double by 2060. This means that every month, we are adding the equivalent of New York City’s building stock to the world. 🗽 + we’ll need huge construction material quantities to build out the infrastructure supporting a decentralized renewable energy grid. Beyond GHG emissions, building materials are responsible for the major share of global waste, they have immense biodiversity impact and water usage just to name a few.
Why we should talk about embodied carbon NOW
In short, the environmental impact of building materials won’t stop to matter anytime soon 🚀
👨🏻⚖️ On upcoming regulation