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Monday, 19 March 2012

Off-site is Right

Below is a transcript from an article written in Public Sector Building magazine. You can download the full article here.

Off-site building. Zero Carbon. Green Building. Passive Building. Do we really know what these terms mean? There appears to be much confusion within the construction industry. This may be due to ignorance, whilst the more cynical would say that this is deliberate.

The building industry is notoriously conservative. "If Grandfather didn’t do it, I won’t either". However, change is coming! It will soon be a statutory requirement to justify how much the building industry contributes to the country’s carbon footprint. Concrete, the most widely used building material, producing 5% of humanity’s carbon footprint may no longer be considered acceptable as a green product.

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