Things we learnt about healthy buildings and wellness

On 31st January 2017 the Constructing Excellence Sustainability Theme Group explored healthy buildings and wellness. Chaired by Paul Toyne and hosted by Aecom – at their Aldgate Tower offices which has been designed to meet the very latest standards in healthy buildings and wellness, over 35 people across the whole value chain gathered to discuss … Continue reading “Things we learnt about healthy buildings and wellness”

Some quick thoughts on Infrastructure and the Circular Economy

Here is a quick and personal SWOT assessment of where the circular economy approach sits in infrastructure delivery right now: Strength Weakness Readily builds on pre-existing LEAN and materials efficiency work Wow! Factor and lots of momentum for implementation Unifying concept that can align all aspects of people, planet, profit strategies Driver for programme-level visibility … Continue reading “Some quick thoughts on Infrastructure and the Circular Economy”

Delivering Sustainability Digitally

On 4th October the Constructing Excellence theme groups on Digital Construction and Sustainability got together at the Turner & Townsend London offices to look at Delivering Sustainability Digitally.  Chaired by Paul Toyne the session explored how digital technologies and data can provide evidence to support sustainable decision making.  BIM (Building Information Modelling) was a key … Continue reading “Delivering Sustainability Digitally”

The Circular Economy Revisited

After an oversubscribed session in February the Constructing Excellence Sustainability Theme Group revisited the subject of the Circular Economy in Construction on 7th July. The expert speakers were, Robert Spencer, Director of Sustainability, Environment (EMEA) at AECOM, Gilli Hobbs, Director of Resource Efficiency at BRE and Clare Ollerenshaw, Circular Economy Manager at the London Waste … Continue reading “The Circular Economy Revisited”

Green Construction Board revamped

The government-backed Green Construction Board has been revamped to take on its role as the sustainability workstream of the Construction Leadership Council. Under the chairmanship of Mike Putnam, chief executive of Skanska UK, the GCB’s role is to provide leadership and action to enable the whole value construction, infrastructure and built environment chain to embrace … Continue reading “Green Construction Board revamped”

6 Steps to Significant Behavioural Change for Sustainable Construction

Behavioural change for sustainable construction – how to achieve it

The October meeting of Constructing Excellence’s Sustainability Theme Group covered the critical issue of achieving behavioural change for sustainable construction. Three speakers shared their experiences and passed on some invaluable insight into what leads to successful and maintained behaviour change. The Speakers Martin Hunt, Built Environment and Infrastructure Specialist from Forum for the Future presented … Continue reading “Behavioural change for sustainable construction – how to achieve it”

Green Constructing Board 3 years on event

Green Construction Board – “Three Years On”

The Green Construction Board launched their ‘Three Years On’ report yesterday at Ecobuild outlining the progress of the construction industry towards the green construction targets. For those of you that have not come across the Green Construction Board, it is the forum set up in 2011 by government and the UK design, construction, property and infrastructure industry … Continue reading “Green Construction Board – “Three Years On””