This page is older archived content from an older version of the Emerald Publishing website.

As such, it may not display exactly as originally intended.

Green construction: how to make the construction sector more sustainable [infographic]

How can the construction industry become more sustainable? This infographic shows how we can move towards green construction, according to research.

The construction sector is responsible for one-third of all global carbon emissions and one-third of global resource consumption. Curtailing the environmental impact of this sector is, therefore, an urgent task for ensuring the survival of future generations.

One of the major challenges in greening the construction sector is that as an industry, it is fragmented and disjointed. A single construction project can involve hundreds or even thousands of different organisations in a supply chain.

The question then is how can environmental values and practices be implemented throughout the whole supply chain?

Academics and practitioners are developing a number of strategies and approaches to supply chain innovation, as they aim to make the construction sector greener. Using 3D printing to shorten the supply chain is one example.

To help address the problem, academics from Middlesex University developed a green supply chain management framework, which they tested and validated in the United Arab Emirates.

Read their research article, or for a quick summary, check out the infographic below.

Green construction: how to make the construction sector more sustainable [infographic]

Read the research ▶

This infographic is based on "Green supply chain management: an empirical investigation on the construction sector" published in Supply Chain Management: An International Journal.

Like what you're reading? Then you may also be interested in features on…

Image: Leadership. Image: Strategy & Growth. Image: Work Culture.



Image: Innovation & Technology. Image: Wellbeing. Image: World Events.