From building more factories and offices to developing smarter, cleaner energy systems, creating infrastructure fit for the future is a priority across the world.
The construction sector’s many players – manufacturers, developers, contractors, insurers and investors – are in the spotlight more than ever before. Responsible sourcing is a high priority for many – keeping up with the rising tide of legislative compliance, and meeting demanding procurement requirements imposed by customers.
For others, the focus is on ‘closing the loop’ to create a circular and resource efficient economic situation. Additionally, some organizations are paying ever growing attention to ensuring buildings are designed to maximize the wellbeing of the people using them (be they employees, patients or shoppers). We work with the construction sector to provide a vast number of services across these areas and beyond.
Resource efficient and circular operations
With an annual use of 400 million tons of resource and 120 million tons of waste generation1 , construction sector organizations are in prime position to benefit from introducing circular economy principles to their business models. Doing this enables organizations to increase efficiency, profitability, maintain competitive advantage and grow their business in a difficult economic environment.
Our resource efficiency and circularity services include:
- Eco-design and innovation – incorporating material recovery into the design and functionality of construction products, and assessing design variations or new applications
- Sustainable supply chains and product stewardship – including maintaining ownership of assets over a product/ building’s lifetime and responsible sourcing
- Waste and resource efficiency
- Circularity tools and metrics
- Carbon footprint and energy management – including measurement, reporting and reduction
- Social value evaluation methods
- Reporting – including materiality and reporting to frameworks
The road to a more circular business
- Define what ‘circular economy’ means for your business
- Create a roadmap to get you there
- Develop a strategy and action plan that implements change over time
- Implement business changes, and review progress regularly
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