The construction sector is one of the largest emitters of greenhouse gases, with around 37% of global emissions . As the only truly renewable construction material, timber is being increasingly specified to help meet net zero commitments.

“Net Zero” is the current buzz word throughout the construction industry, and as such the ‘embodied carbon’ or ‘recycled content’ within new construction products is under scrutiny, with the perception that those manufactured with lower embodied carbon, or greater quantities of recycled content, are more sustainable. Yet a better understanding of the full picture is essential when choosing products.

Angela Mansell, Managing Director of Mansell Building Solutions, discusses why time needs to be called on outdated methods and mindsets.

Interface, Inc. (NASDAQ: TILE), the global flooring solutions company and leader in sustainability, today unveils its newest carpet tile collection, Past Forward, offering new modern classics inspired by decades of iconic design.

The new carbon reporting tool that is currently being trialled by insulation, drywall and ceiling product distributors CCF is one of the key initiatives that has helped parent company Travis Perkins plc secure a prestigious award win.

The road to net zero may be leading the construction industry in a new direction, but some processes, like the reliance on linear supply chains, can prove to be hard habits to break. Andrew Cooper, National Specification Manager from Senior Architectural Systems, one of the UK’s largest privately-owned aluminium fenestration solutions providers, discusses the theory behind supply chain circularity and how specifiers and manufacturers can put it into practice.

Designing the headquarters of a world-famous architecture firm is no straight-forward task. Zaha Hadid Architects is renowned for its futuristic concepts that break the norms of conventional design.

While urban agriculture is nothing new – with people having sought ways to grow more in less space and with less soil for centuries – it’s certainly offering a very attractive opportunity for those who are actively looking for new ways to incorporate sustainable living into their daily lives.

Glidevale Protect is putting its specialist range of energy efficient building solutions to the test by providing a range of products for use at the new Energy House 2.0 development and embarking on a collaborative research partnership with the University of Salford and national housebuilder Bellway Homes.

Here, Gina Dinesen of Boyer Design (part of Leaders Romans Group) uses Norway as a model of sustainability and looks at what we can learn from its eco-conscious ethos.

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