NBS launches sustainability survey

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NBS has launched its Sustainable Futures Survey to understand current attitudes towards sustainability, barriers to achieving it, and how the construction industry is reducing its carbon footprint.

The survey will collect views from architects, designers, specifiers, contractors, and manufacturers, and provide data to help evaluate their impact on climate change and achieve sustainable outcomes on projects.

The results will provide valuable insights into the industry’s status, measuring the importance of different aspects of sustainability, how confidently companies are working towards their climate goals, and the expected time they need to reach net-zero.

In addition, the study will identify the future trends in sustainable architecture and understand how different companies’ demographics, sizes, projects, and disciplines influence the targets, says NBS.

The findings will not only give an illustration if the present and future of the industry but will also reveal how perspectives and approaches have changed over the past seven years. NBS ran the last survey on this subject in 2014.

Lee Jones, head of manufacturing solutions at NBS, said: “We are very aware that the construction industry is one of the biggest carbon emitters. We must work collaboratively to become a net-zero industry.

“At NBS, we are fully committed to sustainability, but real results will only come with commitment and joint effort.

“The ‘2021 Sustainable Futures Survey’, will help us to explore behaviours and attitudes across the industry, highlight what the priorities and barriers are, and work to find the best solutions”.

It will take less than 10 minutes to complete the 2021 Sustainable Futures Survey and all those who complete before closing date on the 5th of December will receive early access to the findings before the rest of the industry.

NBS will plant a tree per completed response through its ‘Forest Carbon’ scheme, up to a maximum of 1000 trees.

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