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CIOB: The future has to be "green"
Article Type: Newsbriefs From: Structural Survey, Volume 26, Issue 2.
Keywords: Construction industry
The Green Perspective report by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has revealed that over 94 per cent of construction professionals believe that “green” building is the future for the construction industry. Almost 850 construction professionals took part in the CIOB survey that examined the industry’s attitude towards climate change and the role of sustainable construction. Michael Brown CIOB deputy chief executive said, “From the survey we can see that there is clear concern about climate change and a desire to enforce sustainable construction but there is a lack of understanding about what is being done and what can be done to tackle these issues. The problem may lay in the fact there is still much debate among experts and political leaders concerning possible solutions and the affect that they will have in reducing climate change. What is certain is that reducing waste and carbon-emissions from buildings will not only help the environment but is also profitable to businesses. From these results we can see that there is no debate to be had within the construction industry in regards to the direction that needs to be taken, but reaching these people with everyday solutions and practical changes seems to be where the ‘green revolution’ is falling short.”