CIWEM has joined leading organisations including the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in endorsing the Built for the Environment report making recommendations for ways to 'harness the built environment as a
transformative force in addressing the climate and biodiversity emergency'.
Written by integrated consulting engineers and advisers Buro Happold for the RIBA and Architects Declare – a network of architectural practices committed to addressing the climate and biodiversity emergency – it comes as figures reveal that 38 per cent of global energy related greenhouse gas emissions are attributable to the built environment.
Bringing together a cross-section of research and publications submitted by the built environment sector, the report's key calls are for:
Additional endorsements from charities, NGOs, and institutes include
the Good Homes Alliance, Institute of Environmental
Management and Assessment, International WELL Building Institute, Passivhaus
Trust, and Supply Chain Sustainability School.
If an organisation you represent is keen to add their endorsement to the report, you'll find details here.
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