03 Apr '13, 1pm

Responsible Procurement: Greening the Supply Chain | UK Green Building Council

Responsible Procurement: Greening the Supply Chain | UK Green Building Council

So what makes a building “sustainable” –using less energy in operation? Recycled content? Or is it about looking deeper than that and considering the real legacy of the buildings we construct? I believe it is fundamental we approach our projects holistically and in addition to ensuring we construct environmentally sustainable buildings we must also deliver social and economic benefits to all involved. A main contractor can easily become blinkered, striving as we always have to achieve time and cost savings and not to draw any association to the load after load of materials arriving at the gate; how far they have come and what processes brought them into being. This is major shortfall in the approach to sustainable construction and one that needs addressing urgently. The legacy of what we build does not stop at the gate; instead it extends right back to the origin of resour...

Full article: http://www.ukgbc.org/opinion/responsible-procurement-gree...

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