Sustainable construction aims to meet present day needs for housing, working environments and infrastructure without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs in times to come.

Sustainable Construction involves delivering buildings and structures that provide greater satisfaction; increasing wellbeing and value to customers and users, respecting and treating stakeholders more fairly, enhancing and better protecting the natural environment, minimising construction's impact on the consumption of energy and natural resources as well as making the construction industry more profitable and more competitive.

Consequently, the construction industry has a significant opportunity and responsibility to help tackle these sustainability issues. 

BREEAMCEEQUAL, and the Code for Sustainable Homes provide practical systems for measuring and reporting sustainability in construction projects.​

ISO Standards

For more information on the ISO environmental management standards, visit:

Hear from Skanska’s Director of Environment on their ‘Journey to Deep Green’:

Skanska is committed to making an active contribution to a green society – see their environmental policy

The Crown Estate’s sustainability approach

Supply Chain Sustainability School

Over 60 major contractors and clients are working together to tackle the environmental and social sustainability issues within the construction industry.
As 80% of the turnover of major contractors goes to their supply chain, the majority of who are small and medium sized businesses, it is clear that we can not tackle the impacts that our sector has with out having a more sustainable supply chain.

Funded by the UK's top construction contractors and clients, the School provides free practical support in the full range of sustainability issues; environmental, social and economic. 


Visit the Supply Chain School for more information on Sustainable construction.

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