Going Green – driving sustainable product development in Construction [Blog]

Going Green – driving sustainable product development in Construction [Blog]

A blog written by the BBA

Originally, the word ‘sustainability’ was a term loosely used to refer to the use of natural, renewable resources that people can continue to rely on their yields in the long run, originally tracing back to the German forestry industry in 1645.

Today, that word is used in daily language – driving decision-making, innovation, product design, implementation, maintenance and long-term evolution.

And while it has become a word which is at risk of being thrown around for the sake of compliance, for many, growing, creating and developing sustainably has become a matter of life or death for business growth.

To date, the BBA has issued over 6,000 Agrément Certificates for products and systems destined for the UK Construction market and, over time, they’ve seen a marked change in the way our clients innovate, to support their own mandate of becoming a more sustainable business, but also in their concerted efforts to drive an industry that calls for a stronger use of renewable and recyclable materials, structures and systems, reducing waste and energy consumption.

Just recently, the BBA put together a blog taking a look at a selection of product innovators who are doing things differently.

From the development of the Q-Bot Underfloor Insulation system making use of a robotic device designed to apply spray foam insulation remotely to the underside of suspended timber or concrete floors, through to the Chimney Sheep, a product made from 100% Herdwick lamps wool aimed to reduce cold chimney draughts and the loss of heat, manufacturers understand the need to drive sustainable creation.

The BBA also looked at the Rootspace G2 Geocellular unit which believes in giving trees growing in urban environments the best possible chance to thrive, and similarly the Durisol Permanent Formwork System – an eco-friendly solution to conventional concrete blocks; both of which have been created with energy efficiency and building a sustainable future for generations to come, at the heart of their design.

The BBA believes in partnering with organisations who believe in leading change in the construction industry. The BBA work closely with Government initiatives that support safer, sustainable and more secure building methods and team up with organisations that share their vision to drive change in the industry.

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