Construction Global magazine - February 2016

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PICTURE EMISSION REDUCTION TARGETS, such as the 2030 climate and energy framework in Europe which sets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent, and the UK Government 2050 target which aims to reduce its emissions by at least 80 percent, represent an appropriate contribution to global emission reduction. However, more has to be done to meet these stretching targets. 6 February 2016

Emissions within the construction industry In the UK, over half of its emissions are accounted for by the construction industry alone. As a result, reduction of CO2 and NOx emissions have become a key consideration for main contractors. When considering reducing emissions in this sector, all too often the focus is on the sustainability of the actual building components, with not enough