Greenwashing – the act of claiming environmental credentials for a product or project that are unjustified or outright untrue – has no place in the construction sector. Creating sustainable developments through investment in people, materials and delivery practices, plus supporting evidence to corroborate such claims, is the way forward.
The built environment contributes a significant amount of the world’s carbon emissions. A life cycle assessment is increasingly seen as the best method of monitoring a structure’s carbon and offers the industry a route to minimising its effect on the rest of us.
The global capital of biking, Amsterdam, continues its emphasis on two-wheeled, manual transportation with a one-of-a-kind parking structure
Traditional building products such as steel and concrete are construction’s ‘tried and tested’ materials, yet they come with a significant environmental cost. Can ‘hempcrete,’ a concrete-like product made from the hemp plant, help the industry elevate its sustainability efforts?
Researchers at the University of Kitakyushu in Japan found that chopped-up cleaned nappies can replace up to 10% of the composite material in a concrete mix for structural use in single-storey buildings and as much as 40% in nonstructural and architectural components
Contributing more than one-third of the world’s carbon emissions, the built environment urgently needs to find new and cleaner ways to deliver the homes and other buildings we need. Might newly developed technologies such as ‘living building materials’ be the answer?
Making the industry more environmentally sustainable requires the transition from the linear approach to construction to a more circular model that offers additional advantages in overall cost, materials pricing and supply security
The Nordic country is already a leader in environmentally responsive building; now it wants to make its construction industry the cleanest on earth. Can it be done?
Chris Gorse, professor of construction engineering and management at Loughborough University, talks about how construction can be more sustainable
University of Virginia researchers have proven that 3D printing geometrically complex structures made of soil and seeds is possible, spotlighting a critical innovation in the quest to make construction more environmentally sustainable
Construction companies are using technology to reduce their impact on the environment.
As the construction industry responds to climate change and calls to use more sustainable materials, timber is growing in importance.