26 October 18

Sustainable construction is stepping into the spotlight

By Julie Hirigoyen from Building

It’s clear construction is increasingly viewed as a major opportunity for the government’s clean growth agenda

As we reflect on the very first Green Great Britain & Northern Ireland week (15-19 October), you would be forgiven for thinking that construction is the new flavour of the month when it comes to sustainability. 

Last week began with energy and clean growth minister Claire Perry approaching the Committee on Climate Change for advice on setting a date for achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions. This came hot on the heels of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special report, which highlighted the urgency around limiting global warming to 1.5ºC.

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