Re-cladding & Sustainability – Article available to download

A summary of the talk given at our Façade Focus event in March on the topic of Re-cladding and Sustainability is now available.

This article follows on from the Embodied Carbon Emissions summary issued in March 2023 and looks at the relationship between the need for the fire re-cladding of buildings which require remediation work and the impact this is potentially having upon the environment.

With the recent release of a new report on climate change by a scientific body advising the UN on rising temperatures, it now seems that avoiding the world from warming by more than 1.5C is unlikely, with this figure likely to be reached by 2030. It is suggested that coming back down from this mark as quickly as possible, is where the focus should be. This places ever more importance upon our collective responsibility to reduce carbon emissions.

The government’s long-term strategy to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 is a major milestone in the effort to mitigate the effects of climate change. As a crucial aspect of this strategy, net zero buildings will play a significant role in reducing carbon emissions and promoting sustainable living and the building façade plays a vital part in this. It is important that we make every effort to consider the impact upon the environment and ensure that the emphasis continues to be placed upon sustainability as well as building safety.

Read the full article here