Fresh Water & Construction

WaterSolid timber construction should also be considered in relation to the use of fresh water – whilst the steel & concrete industries are making strides to reduce consumption, there are still intensive demands from steel & concrete production. Whilst here in certain parts of the UK water may not be in shortage, there are still frequent droughts in parts of England. However, we need to consider where most steel, for example, comes from and the impacts of heavy water consumption in those regions – sustainability is not just a local issue…. Water and its use will continue to move up the environmental agenda and we should be mindful of consumption.