Sustainable construction is the process of creating greener and more environmentally friendly construction. Further, it aims to limit the negative effects on the environment caused by the industry.
Evidently, it is an important element of construction in this day and age, where our climate is a huge concern. Unfortunately, the construction industry uses large amounts of energy and produces damaging emissions. Therefore, understanding why we need to implement sustainable construction and how we can do so is very important.
Obviously, there are challenges with sustainable construction. Not only does developing greener ways to carry out construction take up time, but it is also costly.
Whilst new builds are incorporating the use of more eco-friendly materials for building, others are introducing greener energy retrofit strategies such as incorporating renewable energy sources. This is a fantastic development.
In this 2-hour CPD course offered by The College of Contract Management, you will learn a variety of different topics within sustainable construction. For example, environmental legislation, climate change, climate emergencies, environmental assessments and more.
CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. This course is for professionals who want to develop their skills in sustainable construction. It ensures individuals are up to date with the most relevant topics as well as actively continue learning throughout their life.
Moreover, these courses have a huge array of benefits, not only do they allow individuals to maximise their potential, they can increase their job opportunities. In addition, many professional institutions require individuals to undertake a certain number of CPD hours to obtain membership and maintain it. Evidently, we can help you gain these hours.
This 2-hour CPD course will cover 3 different questions:
- What is sustainable construction?
- Why do we need it? And finally,
- How we can deliver it?
Furthermore, the course will include some of these subjects:
- Sustainable development and construction goals.
- Climate change and its impact on the construction industry.
- Environmental legislation, targets and policies.
- Climate emergencies and declarations.
- Strategies to deliver net-zero carbon buildings.
- Retrofit strategies for existing buildings.
- Environment assessments (BREEAM, SKA, FITWELL)
- Circular Economy
- Energy hierarchy and sustainable technologies.