Go Green in ‘19!
Reducing Rainforests, Catastrophic Natural Disasters, Mass Famine and time is running out!
Okay, so there’s a split opinion over whether we’ll experience world-altering situations as depicted in movies such as “2012” or “The day after tomorrow”, but the fact remains that as a Planet we are at a pivotal point, and if we do not heed the warning signs then
With fossil fuels diminishing, our eco-systems struggling through loss of forests and entire species becoming extinct is it a surprise that the one species that has contributed the most to these atrocities and our planetary downfall is us! The time has come for the Human Race to earn its place, to help preserve and save our world whilst continuously striving for improvement and development.
The Construction Industry has a huge part to play in 2019, with 99.9% of what we want to be achieved being carried out through various construction projects across the globe, the way in which the industry conducts itself will be under scrutiny, ensuring that quality and timescales are kept and met, whilst the ever-important costs are kept at affordable levels. Fortunately, to help achieve these goals the world of construction will not be entering 2019 unarmed. So, what can we expect to see more of in 2019 to help combat these issues?
A green or sustainable building is a building that can maintain or improve:
- the quality of life and harmonize within the local climate, tradition, culture,
- the environment in the region,
- conserve energy, resources and recycling materials,
- reduce the amount hazardous substances to which human and other organisms are (or may be) exposed and
- the local and global ecosystem throughout the entire building life-cycle
As the demand for houses increases each year and a number of cities reporting an increase in homelessness (Dublin for example reportedly has 10,000 homeless people alone). It has become ever more important that we build sustainable buildings, I can remember being told in school the world population was 4 billion and in my lifetime already that has almost doubled, with little signs of slowing down. The importance may not seem obvious to begin with, however with increasing populations and only a limited amount of landmass available to build on (habitable), every square meter every design every detail needs to be perfectly accurate. Ensuring that buildings are not erected based just on the here and now, but factor in future years to come.
A little more complex than an IKEA flat pack but highly effective and offering a sustainable alternative to traditional construction methods. Firstly, Modular Buildings are made with recycled and recyclable materials where possible. Although not entirely recyclable, many of the products in modular buildings are and the ability to dismantle and relocate these buildings with minimal impact on the environment whilst providing a greater lifespan than traditional buildings will only serve as positives as we move into 2019. One of
The Rise of Technology
I don’t run out Green Peace or declare to be Captain Planet in the flesh, but we have one world and the responsibility to look after it and to ensure the long-