Bluebeam’s Contribution to Environmental Sustainability in 2020

Here’s a look at how Studio Projects in Bluebeam helped promote environmental sustainability in the AEC industry last year
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Illustrations by Wenting Li; Layout by Ed Mann

To celebrate environmental sustainability, Bluebeam decided for the second year in a row to put together an infographic showing how use of Bluebeam Studio helped promote a more sustainable construction industry.

In 2020, Bluebeam helped the construction industry digitise documents totalling…

… 80 million

Creating this many documents digitally instead of using paper saves roughly 4.5 million kilowatt-hours of energy, or 1 million kilograms of greenhouse gases.

80 million pieces of paper is equal to about 360,000 kilograms, the weight of a pod of humpback whales.

That many sheets of paper would ​cost around $1.065 million​​, which could buy roughly ​​2,000 tablet computers​​ for construction workers to use on a jobsite.​

​80 million​​ pieces of paper, when laid end to end, would stretch into the distance for roughly ​19,000 kilometres​, about the ​​length of the Pacific Ocean.​

See how these numbers compare to last year.