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Construction Market Update: January 2022

Biodiversity and Ecology, Construction

Published 04th Jan 22 - by sophiecoyle

Top stories

Major contractors call for mandatory carbon-based procurement

Morgan Sindall, Willmott Dixon and Mace have signed a letter sent to the construction minister, urging him to make carbon assessments mandatory for public sector jobs.

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New framework to help local authorities meet net zero targets launched 

UKGBC, alongside WGBC, several European Green Building Councils, Climate Alliance, and the Buildings Performance Institute Europe have published a framework that aims to support cities and local authorities to measure the impacts and wider benefits of building retrofit.


School Partner Laing O‘Rourke joins new modular trade body

Five leading modular construction firms, including Laing O’Rourke, have formed a new trade body, Make Modular, to further the ambitions of the modular sector.

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January’s featured topic: Biodiversity 

Development and the increased modernisation of our lives have caused an alarming decrease in biodiversity worldwide. Halting biodiversity loss is a huge challenge, particularly in the light of climate change, which will accelerate much of the decline.

Sustainable development should take an approach that contributes to and promotes biodiversity. Find out what to look out for on site and how to protect biodiversity with these selected resources:

Reducing Biodiversity Loss

An engaging introduction to biodiversity, what it means and why we need to preserve and enhance it.

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Human Impacts on Biodiversity

A short video which introduces some of the key impacts humans have on biodiversity.

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Guidance For Pollution Prevention

Guidance from Natural Resources Wales (NRW), the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) on how to prevent pollution and protect the environment.

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