Sustainability and the environment are high agenda topics in every aspect of life and the building and construction sector is no different. Here we look at the drive towards net zero and the ways in which building design and construction are meeting the challenge.
New legislation is being drip fed into building regulations across both residential and commercial properties.
Recent examples and those that are coming down the line include:
We are also seeing a growing push towards decarbonisation projects via public sector funding. 2021 saw three phases of the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme launched. With decarbonisation so high on the agenda as part of the government’s commitment to the UK being carbon neutral by 2040, we anticipate further rounds of decarbonisation funding to be announced in the near future.
Sustainable design and construction
When it comes to projects we are getting involved with, we are seeing more of a demand for sustainable design and construction strategies. From the materials being sourced to the construction methods being used, the trend towards green building is only going in one direction.
We all recognise the need do the right thing when it comes to the environment and we expect to see a continuing drive towards sustainability and decarbonisation.
For more information or to discuss a potential decarbonisation project, or advice on how to approach a project with sustainability in mind, please get in touch.