Research and analysis

The economic and environmental benefits of resource efficiency in construction

This report provides an assessment of current resource usage within the construction sector

Documents

The economic and environmental benefits of resource efficiency in construction

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The economic and environmental benefits of resource efficiency in construction

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Report evaluating the potential economic and environmental benefits of improving resource efficiency in the UK construction sector. The study estimates that 10 million tonnes of construction products are wasted every year, at a cost of over £1.5 billion. This is equivalent to about 2 per cent of the overall construction sector output. Reducing these waste rates by just 1 per cent would mean annual savings of £15 million and 104,000 tonnes of product.

Published 1 September 1999