Challenges in implementing sustainable construction

The construction industry consumes resources in a way that is not sustainable, using large quantities at a high rate. According to the World Green Building Council it generates an estimated 39 percent of global carbon emissions.

As we must move towards greener construction, we should consider what sustainable building really means and how complex this issue is. Sustainability in construction must meet social, environmental, and economic principles. Balancing these three pillars is one of the biggest challenges in implementing sustainable construction. In construction, sustainability is about creating projects that have a positive impact on society and the environment.

Hardly – This means that not only the building itself but also the entire supply chain must be considered, which makes it complex.

Possible impacts on sustainable construction

To date, there is no holistic concept, but the players in the construction industry are working intensively on individual aspects of the above. Future trends in the sustainable construction industry:

Yvonne Jacoby, Market Intelligence Senior Expert