Sustainable Construction For A Greener Future

Burflex House, Clay Street, Hull, East Yorkshire, HU8 8HA E. info@burflex.co.uk

Burflex House, Clay Street, Hull, East Yorkshire, HU8 8HA E. info@burflex.co.uk

Sustainable Construction for A Greener Future

Sustainable Construction for A Greener Future

By it’s very nature, the construction industry uses a lot of our natural resources. But with growing pressure to meet goals on reducing the environmental impact, and tackle climate change, the industry needs to use more recycled and recyclable materials, such as bamboo scaffolding solutions, and reduce energy consumption and waste to protect our finite resources.

According to Construction Global, the industry uses three billion tonnes of materials worldwide per annum, and is responsible for 23% of CO2 emissions. The goals of sustainable construction are to use renewable materials, reduce waste, create a healthy, environmentally-friendly environment, and protect the natural environment.

The heavy machinery involved in construction still relies heavily on fossil fuels, and inefficient use of electricity results in further and unnecessary burning of fuels. The fabrication of materials can also have an adverse effect. Mining pollutes water tables, and concrete manufacture creates 2.8bn tonnes of CO2 per year.

Industry-wide adopting of changes to more sustainable construction will not happen overnight, and it faces many challenges, the greatest of which is cost. There is always pressure on construction firms to reduce costs, but many fear that new green buildings will incur higher costs.

But the benefits are many fold. Not only will sustainable construction have a much better impact on the environment, but further down the line, green buildings have lower operational and running costs. Research suggests that over €400bn could be saved on global energy usage.

Reduced waste in construction means lower costs in waste removal and processing. Adopting more efficient vehicles will reduce your own costs, as well as be better for the environment. And of course, a reputation as a ecologically responsible company is very positive PR.

Every little helps, and why not start off with talking to us today about your scaffolding requirements in Yorkshire and nationwide for your next construction project