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SDC Response to the DTI Review of the Strategy for Sustainable Construction

Classification:Housing and Regeneration
Document type:SDC Reports & Papers
Download:SDC-Response-to-DTI-SCS-Review.pdf - 111 KB
Summary:imageOur input into the review of the Government’s Sustainable Construction Strategy highlights that this an important opportunity for Government to show inspirational leadership through its role as a the UK’s largest construction client.

One of the major problems in our construction industry is that short-term capital cost considerations dominate business decisions with negative consequences for sustainable construction.
Recommendations:The international impact resulting from importing construction products is of growing significance and should be included in the strategy.

Whole life costing is an essential tool to ensure that short- and long-term social, environmental and economic costs and benefits are taken into account in appraising options.

The strategy should be re-formulated to be much more coherent and relate directly to the outcomes to be delivered by the industry over the next 5 to 15 years,

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