With today’s continuously developing awareness for our environment, there is an increasing interest in the construction of ecologically friendly buildings. The green building strategy was initiated with the intention of changing various methods of construction and using processes that are environmentally sustainable throughout the whole of the building’s life-cycle, including elements such as planning and demolition.
Over the past decade, the global demand for green ecologically efficient building structures has grown immensely. An international survey of the sector carried out across five continents suggests that the trend is set to continue as the survey that included over 2,000 architects, engineers, contractors, owners and investors from 86 countries showed that green building is expected to account for the majority of the pipeline for construction across global markets.
Recently, there has been an acknowledgement of the effects of the manufacturing, design, construction and operation of the buildings that we use. These constructions are responsible for the consumption of many of our natural resources, having a negative effect on our environment.
According to research conducted by UK Green Building Council (UK GBC), 59% of the UK’s total waste output is from construction, demolition and excavation and a recent study by Dodge Data & Analytics (DDA) on behalf of a variety of building groups, including the world Green Building Council, showed that almost half of respondents expect at least 60 per cent of their projects to be 'green' by 2021.