Is it that time already? It seems like just a few weeks since the last Ecobuild, and now the 2013 event looms… But even though thousands will pass through the electronic turnstiles at London’s ExCeL centre in March, what impact is it having? Are construction professionals really taking the sustainability message to heart? Melanie Thompson of Get Sust! reviews an NBS survey which suggests they are, but there’s still plenty of work to be done.
Evidence gathered by RIBA Enterprises in its first industry-wide Sustainability Survey (2012) suggests that the principles are now well-known to most practitioners. A headline-grabbing 80% of respondents feel they achieve sustainability on their projects at least half of the time (40% said they “usually” reach this goal). But the overall findings suggest that the wider application of sustainability is still hampered by … [read more].