The Importance of Sustainable Construction

The Importance of Sustainable Construction

We are all familiar with the general term sustainability, but what does sustainable construction really mean? The British Assessment Bureau states that for construction to be sustainable, it must use renewable and recyclable materials when building a new structure and minimise energy consumption and waste.

The main goal when it comes to sustainable construction, is to reduce the industry’s impact on the environment. Currently, the construction industry has a huge negative impact on the environment. Statistics reveal that the industry accounts for 36% of worldwide energy usage and 40% of CO2 emissions and produces a mass amount of waste, 100 million tonnes to be exact. On top of producing enormous amounts of waste, 13% of all materials on site go directly to waste without even being used!

Industries are now recognising that being a sustainable business has other benefits, on top of saving the planet! Sustainable construction is going to be seen much more in the industry in the future, so if companies aren’t implementing better practices, they may be left behind.

How can your business become more sustainable?

When it comes to making decisions for your business, they must be supported and backed up by accurate information. This is where AMA Research step in. AMA Research, part of the Barbour ABI group, are the experts in providing key, relevant and current information across a range of market sectors to help you make strategic business development and marketing decisions.

AMA Research understand the importance of sustainability and have released 4 reports which can help inform your business when making those changes.

Find out more here

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