By Nigel Smith: Research and Sustainability Director at Redrow Homes
At Redrow we are committed to the delivery of high quality, sustainable communities and part of this means ensuring that the materials we use to build our properties have a low impact on the environment – from cradle to grave.
We place environmental issues at the core of our business culture. Indeed, it is one of our stated aims to work with sub contractors and suppliers that comply with our environmental policies – which you can read more about here.
The construction industry as a whole is waking up to the need to become more sustainable, both in terms of building practices and the materials used. We are definitely seeing more innovation and creativity in the products our suppliers can offer us.
As a housebuilder, we ultimately choose products that will help us deliver high quality, energy efficient homes. However, choosing sustainable suppliers is also very important to us as a business and so the fact that products made using ECOSE Technology offer even wider environmental benefits, such as containing a high proportion of recycled material (approximately 80 per cent recycled glass is used), certainly makes them more appealing.
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