Sustainable construction means using renewable and recyclable materials while building, as well as reducing energy consumption and waste. Construction is what forms our built environment, making it more sustainable can involve including elements that have a positive impact on the environment such as insulation to prevent heat loss, solar panels and durable materials.
There is an increasing pressure on construction companies to reduce their environmental impact. While there are challenges involved in adopting sustainable construction methods, there are also benefits. Benefits of sustainable construction include increasing the value of buildings, good PR, environmental benefits and lower running costs.