A new report titled Shaping the Future of Construction, reviews various ways industry could improve the way things are built, it considers lean management, circular economics and cross-industry collaboration.
Remco Teulings, via weforum champions the case for circular-economics it can have a radical impact on the built environment, as well as people’s health and well-being. Concluding that with circular economy thinking, the future of construction can be both highly profitable and sustainable. The importance of well-being is also considered by Acoustic Bulleting, in their blog ‘The sound environment of a building plays an important role for those with dementia.’ British Gypsum are also taking well-being seriously with new website covering Evidence Based Design (EBD)
BREEAM is now is now available in the U.S. BRE have partnered with BuildingWise, the US-based LEED certification consultancy. The focus will be on the BREEAM In-Use standard, with 5.6 million existing commercial buildings in the US currently not benchmarking their sustainability efforts using a scientifically-based green building certification.
Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) are becoming increasingly prevalent. On the 23 June BRE is hosting an event to discuss the role of EPD in BREEAM and CEEQUAL. BRE will also be showcasing its new Lifecycle Assessment tool compliant to EN 15804.