6 key sustainability issues for construction suppliers

Last updated: 31st August 2023

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The need to focus on the whole lifecycle of a building has become a major part of the net zero conversation as the construction industry looks for ways to reduce carbon emissions.

The UK’s major contractors are all now looking at the impact of construction on both their own business and the wider community, and this has seen many of them ask suppliers for net zero plans and verification of carbon emissions and sustainability.

This is not surprising as buildings contribute around 40% of greenhouse gas emissions. It’s therefore critical that everyone involved in the construction and operation of buildings, from architects, engineers, and other construction professionals understand the role they need to play in reducing the sector’s carbon footprint.

Building services or HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) are major consumers of energy in those buildings and, as a manufacturer of the equipment that keeps buildings at the right temperatures for occupants, we’ve been having more and more discussions with major construction companies than ever before.

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