Building a lower-carbon construction industry
Carbon reduction is a complex challenge for all organisations, not least those in the construction industry. Taking a cradle-to-grave view of the construction sector value chain means considering all aspects of the design, construction, use and demolition of buildings and infrastructure, beyond simple occupancy itself. Any energy efficiency improvements in building occupancy mean that the carbon emitted indirectly through the supply chain could form an even larger proportion of that building's lifetime footprint.
Dominic Burbridge, Associate Director - Business Advice, the Carbon Trust presents key ideas for reducing the carbon footprint of buildings, from blueprint to build and beyond.