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Carbon Control - Design to Decarb

Schüco Carbon Control

Tailored decarbonisation solutions for architects

The European Green Deal requires climate neutrality by 2050 in Europe. In Germany, this target should be reached by 2045: a huge challenge in particular for the building sector, which is responsible for 38% of global CO₂ emissions. This will turn CO₂ into the new currency and an optimum carbon footprint will be the key to meeting tender requirements in full and ensuring investments that increase in value.

The solutions offered by Schüco Carbon Control that cover every building phase mean that architects and planners receive customised tools that can help them minimise carbon emissions from the building envelope right from the first draft for the entire lifecycle of the building and maximise profitability for contractors and investors. This means good plans can be turned into a climate-neutral reality.

Building-specific CO₂ reduction in all phases of construction: Schüco Carbon Control

Design to Decarb: Automatically display your carbon balance

CO₂-reducing products and services are setting the course towards the ideal CO₂ outcome for a building – both for new builds and for renovation projects – right from the design and planning phase through to construction and function.

Build to Decarb: Sustainably controlling the minimisation of carbon emissions

CO₂-reducing products and services help to actively manage the carbon footprint of the planned building and to adhere to regulatory requirements.

Operate to Decarb: CO₂-optimised building operation

CO₂-reducing products and services facilitate both high-efficiency CO₂-reduced operation of buildings and easy maintenance of those buildings to maintain their value.

Recycle to Decarb: Reusing materials in full

CO₂-reducing products and services assist in returning materials to the material cycle as new resources at the end of their lifespan.

Future-proof projects with a sustainable building envelope

Dekarbonisierungs-Lösungen für Architekten

As the interface between inside and outside, a building envelope has enormous potential for CO₂ savings – both in terms of the energy required for operation (operational carbon) and grey emissions (embodied carbon).

To make full use of this potential, architects and planners must adapt the construction and function of all building components to sustainable architecture requirements right from the draft stage, particularly the building envelope.

The whole lifecycle of the building needs to be taken into consideration in order to facilitate CO₂-reduced construction, operation and demolition and lay the foundations for the ecological and economic future viability of the building.

Display your CO₂ balance

The building envelope can be decarbonised throughout the entire lifecycle of the building using the holistic modular Schüco Carbon Control solutions. The solutions can be used in any building phase and integrated seamlessly with one another, allowing consistently effective CO₂ reduction.

Reference projects

Check out our reference projects to find out how you can successfully manage project-specific decarbonisation of the building envelope with Schüco Carbon Control.


Humboldt Harbour | Residential and commercial building

Berlin, Germany

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PULSE Berlin | Commercial newbuild

Berlin, Germany

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Wohnregal | Live-in/work studio

Berlin, Germany

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Why Schüco Carbon Control?

There are good reasons for planning and implementing building projects with Schüco Carbon Control.

Creative freedom

Thanks to Schüco solutions for form factor and material selection for CO₂ minimization and building certification

Securing circularity

CO₂ optimization through a variety of C2C-certified systems.

Object-specific consulting

Our Carbon Control Consulting supports you with calculations such as EPDs and building certificates.


What is an EPD?

What is an EPD?

The abbreviation EPD stands for ‘Environmental Product Declaration’. The EPD is a document itemising, in data form, the environmentally relevant properties of a specific material that is to be used in construction. Ideally, the entire lifecycle of the material will be taken into account here. Using this data, which is based on the GWP value of the material and the structure, an ecological assessment of the building can be carried out and the building certified. 

What is the GWP value?

What is the GWP value?

The GWP value quantifies the ‘Global Warming Potential’ of a building – the CO₂ emissions from Embodied Carbon and Operational Carbon – across its entire service life. The GWP value is shown as the CO₂e, or the CO₂-equivalent. 

Why is it so important to monitor CO₂?

Why is it so important to monitor CO₂?

The European Green Deal seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 55 % by 2030 and achieve climate neutrality by 2050. The EU requirement for CO₂ reduction applies from 2027 for new builds with over 2000 m² of usable space and from 2030 to all new builds. 

What is Carbon Control?

What is Carbon Control?

Carbon Control from Schüco makes the decarbonisation of the building envelope manageable. Using the modular building-block principle, it enables building-specific CO₂ reduction across all phases of construction – planning, construction, operation and recycling.