Climate change is one of the biggest challenges the world is currently facing, and it is already starting to have a noticeable impact on our lives. But, if we work together, we can help keep global temperature rises under control and protect our planet for generations to come.
To do this, we have to start taking a serious look at our carbon emissions. The UK has pledged to become net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, which is not very far away. This means we all must look closely at everything we do and think about how we can do it in a way which has less of a negative impact.
Here in construction, we have a bigger role to play than most. The energy used to build, power and operate our built environment makes up about 42% of the country’s total carbon footprint, and around 39% worldwide.