Introductory guide to environmental sustainability

In 2007, the core members of Constructing Excellence carried out a review of futures reports to decide on priorities for new guidance for our members who remain committed to a collaborative future. Six themes emerged and task groups were established to review existing material and produce a guide to help members stay one step ahead: Collaborative procurement Collaborative cost … Continue reading “Introductory guide to environmental sustainability”

Demonstrations of sustainability in construction

The case studies found within this document are part of a growing evidence base that indicates how construction businesses can best engage with the sustainability agenda. Much of that evidence base sits within the Constructing Excellence Demonstration programme. That programme has been operating since 1998 and, from the outset, we have seen a commitment to sustainability … Continue reading “Demonstrations of sustainability in construction”

Key issues in Sustainable Construction

Published 22nd May 2008 by Constructing Excellence This section details the key issues currently facing the construction industry surrounding sustainability. Follow the links below for more information on what each issue is and why they’re important. Corporate Responsibility The construction industry has been slow to respond to the Corporate Responsibility but increasing regulation in areas … Continue reading “Key issues in Sustainable Construction”

Sustainable Construction Checklist

Published 31st December 2005 by Constructing Excellence This checklist has been developed to help the construction industry improve in terms of its sustainability with regard to planning, design, the construction process and the finished product. Sustainability has been divided in the following manner: Economic Planning – Economic Design – Economic Construction Process – Economic Finished Product … Continue reading “Sustainable Construction Checklist”