Today, even without the inclusion of the waste carbon emitted during the manufacturing of building materials, the built environment is responsible for more than 40% of global carbon emissions. Opportunities to reduce this, and to boost efficiency and save cost through the pre-fabrication or re-use of materials, are being lost. This, in turn, means that living and working spaces that combine affordability with sustainability are often beyond reach. Only a privileged few have access to high quality, highly functional spaces like this. How could this have happened?
The reason is that until now, there has been no reliable, authoritative guidance that would enable improvement. Steligence®, an innovative, peer-reviewed, science-based philosophy designed to help the construction industry create efficient, cost-effective and sustainable buildings, aims to change that.