Sustainable construction in the UK

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Best Practices for Sustainable Construction – post on SustainableCitiesCollective has good links, especially for those working in the UK.


Increased flood risk, increased risk of drought and more severe storms means making greater use of sustainable drainage systems such as: green roofs; rainwater harvesting; permeable pavements; infiltration trenches; filter drains; swales; basins; ponds and wetlands. Increased pressure on water supplies means water conservation and efficiency at all levels. It’s important to design and construct buildings with adaptation to climate change as a planned high priority.

Image here is from RIBA’s Sustainability Hub page on Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems.



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