A new e-book published by construction software provider Autodesk offers a practical guide to green construction.
While the buildings and construction sector accounts for 30% of global energy use and 27% of emissions, the industry is seizing the moment to make positive change. Green building is a revolution and increasingly no construction company can afford to be left behind.
A new e-book published by construction software provider Autodesk, Green Construction: A Global Transformation, details the essential components of green construction and explains the drivers of change that are continuing apace.
The short book highlights that the impetus behind green building is real. To combat climate change and meet net zero emissions goals and to cater to a growing global population, radical change is needed and not only that, but the skills shortage and productivity challenges in construction also demand innovative solutions.
As well as safeguarding the planet, sustainable construction is also efficient construction, as smart green building methods reduce errors and waste, cut costs and lead to better buildings. Green construction is clean, sustainable construction and involves minimising any negative effects of building projects on the environment and communities, while making the finished structure as environmentally friendly as possible.
And this doesn’t end when construction wraps up. With proper planning and design, a structure can be sustainable throughout its lifetime and even while it’s being demolished.
Green Construction: A Global Transformation explains what exactly green construction is and what is driving change, highlights best practices for implementing green construction, details how to embrace construction innovation and explores the future of green construction. It offers a useful step-by-step guide to the subject and should be useful for all those who want to build in a more sustainable way.
With construction becoming green construction in every country and in every sector, all construction firms need to embrace the sustainable approach. As much of the world aims for net zero carbon emissions by 2050, it’s worth remembering that the assets that are being built today will still operate in 25 years’ time.
As powerful construction technology and digital tools continue to grow and evolve, green construction is set to transform the industry. With data at the heart of every project, far from being a barrier and a cost, calls for sustainability are becoming a real enabler of progress and profits.