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Building a lower carbon construction industry

Key ideas for reducing the carbon footprint of buildings: from blueprint to build and beyond. By Dominic Burbridge, Associate Director, Carbon Trust Business Advice

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Carbon reduction is a complex challenge for all organisations, not least those in the construction industry. Taking a cradle-to-grave view of the construction sector, value chain means considering all aspects of the design, construction, use and demolition of buildings and infrastructure, beyond simple occupancy itself. Any energy efficiency improvements in building occupancy mean that the carbon emitted indirectly through the supply chain could form an even larger proportion of that building's lifetime footprint.

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