Type of document: Best practices, case studies
For many years, the construction industry has increasingly been concerned about environmental
impact, usually expressed as greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, resource consumption, and waste generation. This industry consumes more than 40% of the world’s resources, requires 40%
of global energy, emits 30% of GHG emissions, and uses 25% of the global water supply (UNEP
2016). To reduce these problems, sustainability goals have been incorporated into the construction industry globally.