It is increasingly recognised that the risks associated with climate change must be addressed through both mitigation and adaptation. Buildings are vulnerable to climate change risk and are also the source of a signiﬁcant proportion of greenhouse gas emissions which contribute to climate change.
To bring the cement sector in line with the Paris Agreement on climate change, its annual emissions will need to fall by at least 16 per cent by 2030.1 Steeper reductions will be required if assumptions about the contribution from carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies prove to be optimistic.
The world needs more infrastructure, particularly in developing countries. But not just any infrastructure. To achieve the economic, social and environmental objectives embodied by the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs), this infrastructure must be sustainable, low-carbon and climate resilient.
The Digital Built Australia policy primer outlines a suite of policy recommendations for building greater productivity within the construction sector and accelerating the reduction of built environment related greenhouse gas emissions through the greater adoption of technology and data solutions.
Off-site manufacturing offers a real solution to the growing skills crisis in UK construction. But a more standardised design approach is needed if is to be become more widely used for infrastructure delivery, says John Armitage of Ramboll.
Since starting the Josh’s House adventure in 2012, Josh Byrne has shown us how simple and beneficial a more sustainable lifestyle can really be. During this journey the Josh’s House project has reinforced Josh’s belief that there is a better way we can design and build our homes for the benefit of...
Industry misconceptions around high cost and poor market interest in energy efficient homes continue to obstruct the mass adoption of low carbon housing. Josh’s House demonstrates that low carbon housing is accessible and cost effective. The Star Performers series showcases how...Read more