Sustainability

Sustainable Timber

Building Methods and Materials

Sustainable building refers to a structure and using processes that is environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building’s life-cycle: from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and demolition. This practice expands and complements the classical building design concerns of economy, utility, durability, and comfort.

Sustainable building refers to a structure and using process that is environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building’s life-cycle: from its design, to its demolition.

New technologies are always being developed to work alongside current practices in building more environmentally friendly structures. The main objectives of designing sustainable buildings are to reduce the overall impact on the built environment on human health and the natural environment by:

  • Using water, energy and resources more effectively
  • Looking after the health of occupants and employees productivity
  • Reducing waste and pollution

To ensure that we achieve this goal to help the environment, we need to use sustainable building materials, some of which are:

  • Solar {anels
  • Energy Efficient Boilers
  • Aircrete Blocks
  • Certified Timber Products
  • Low Energy Lighting / LED Lighting

The Programme for Endorsement of Forestry Certification (PEFC) and The Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) work to ensure that the building materials we use today are sustainable to up to building regulations.

To learn more about this, visit their websites:
http://www.pefc.co.uk
http://www.fsc-uk.org