In an ever-evolving industry such as the construction sector, we understand we have to make sure we’re not just meeting the customer needs of today, but that we’re also thinking about the needs of tomorrow. That’s why sustainability has always been such a huge part of our business.
Guest blog by Grant Sneddon, Product Manager at VELUX
A healthy indoor climate with plenty of daylight and fresh air is essential to our well-being and comfort. Therefore, it is important that building products contribute to a healthier and more sustainable way of designing buildings.
We are one of 80 top UK businesses, co-ordinated by WWF-UK, asking the Prime Minister to build a low-carbon economy.
In an open letter to the Prime Minister published in the Financial Times early this month, we call on the government to take action to combat climate change. WWF-UK is leading calls for a new approach to governance that places low-carbon growth and the responsible management of natural capital at the heart of economic policy.
In our last blog post we looked at how waste plasterboard can be used once it’s been recycled – and there’s a lot of it to be recycled. According to WRAP, 300,000 tonnes of plasterboard ends up as waste.
In our last blog post (Why we all need to Go Green for Plasterboard) we established that you cannot take waste plasterboard to a normal landfill site as this is potentially harmful to the environment. If, like us, you’re committed to continually improving your environmental performance, you’ll be curious to know how it can be re-used.
This week, Jewson will be joining members of green building councils around the globe in celebrating the UKGBC World Green Building Week – an annual event that aims to highlight the importance of sustainable buildings for businesses, communities and individuals.
Hot off the press is our Sustainable Development Review for 2013. We’re very proud to say that we’ve made some great achievements, including saving enough water to fill 178 Olympic sized swimming pools – so read on because there’s a lot more. Read full article »