Sustainability has always been at the forefront of our business ethos and knowing that we are doing our part to reduce environmental impact is important to us. The global building sector is growing at an unprecedented rate and inevitably will continue to do so. Over the next 40 years, the world is expected to build 230 billion square metres in new construction – adding the equivalent of Paris to the planet every single week.
At Inside Out Construction we believe we can do more and will pioneer our way above the industry standards, believing success and sustainability can move forward hand-in-hand.
Our collective homes and the methods we use to construct them will play a huge role in ensuring we enjoy a more sustainable future. Smart home technology, ground source heat pumps, photovoltaic systems, improved insulation, PassivHaus Principles and Passive Stack Ventilation are a few of the options available to lower your home’s energy consumption.
Concrete in its simplicity is an amazing building product, but it is claimed to account for 5% of global carbon emissions. It is proving hard to replace but a number of innovative companies are striving to invent an industry alternative. Fortunately, there are sustainable alternatives to many other building products on the market. Moving forward, Inside Out Construction aims to be able to quote for near-zero energy buildings [nZEBs], while providing ‘ECO’ quotes, which will factor in alternative green products and sustainable materials for your comparison.
Our business goals are set to intensify our core principles; to build quality, to build sustainably and to build creatively. Keeping up with the latest green technologies allows us to reduce our carbon footprint as a company and your energy efficiency as a client.
“We urgently need to move towards a pollution free planet, to tackle climate change and to drive sustainable development. We can only do that with decisive action in this [construction] sector. Technologically and commercially viable solutions exist, but we need stronger policies and partnerships to scale them up more rapidly. ”
Erik Solheim Executive Director United Nations Environment Programme