Environmental Trends in Construction – Thematic Intelligence

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Environmental Trends in Construction Thematic Report Overview

Depending on the speed of emission reductions across sectors, our climate could become characterized by frequent, extreme weather events, costing billions and resulting in major losses of life. Climate change and related themes (including heatwaves, emissions, deforestation, and water shortages) continued to remain in the spotlight in 2022.

The environmental trends in construction thematic report provides an overview of world’s climate in 2030. The report also focuses on the assessment of impact of environmental pressures on the Construction sector.

Innovations in the Environmental Technology

Some of the key innovations in environmental technology are:

  • Natron launches sodium-ion batteries made from more sustainable chemistry than lithium-ion batteries
  • Schneider Electric employs digital twins to advance wind and solar farm operations to prevent green electricity wastage
  • EverestLabs has developed an AI-enabled operating system to which improves recyclables recovery in recycling plants

Impact of Environmental Pressures on Construction

In the construction and real estate industries, climate change has most commonly improved operational efficiency in buildings, with a focus on energy use reductions. However, the operational emissions of a building are only part of the overall carbon emissions related to the construction sector, the other part being embodied carbon.

The impact of the built environment on the planet is huge, with the worldwide cement industry responsible for global CO2 emissions. To minimize the negative environmental impact, companies must design out carbon-intensive and polluting materials, use sustainable building materials, and improve renewable energy initiatives.

Social media conversations on the environmental theme for the construction industry witnessed more than 18% increase in Q3 2022 over the previous quarter. Climate change, sustainability, and recycling were key discussion topics over the period.

Major Countries Hiring for Environmental Roles in Construction

The key countries hiring for environmental roles in construction are the US, the UK, Canda, Australia, China, and others. The US is hiring the most environmental roles in construction, followed by the UK.

Environmental Trends in Construction, by Countries

Environmental Trends in Construction, by Countries

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Environmetal Related Hiring Themes in Construction

Emissions reduction, climate change, water management, circular economy, and natural resources. Emissions reduction and climate are the top environment-related hiring themes.

Environmental Trends in Construction, by Themes

Environmental Trends in Construction, by Themes

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Trends and Preditions in the Environmental Themes in Construction

Renovation, refurbishment, and retrofitting, societies can redesign and modernize their existing building stock, improving energy efficiency, reusing infrastructure and building materials, and limiting the generation of construction waste. Renovation and refurbishment works also reduce the necessity for greenfield construction, preserving biodiversity, and retaining productive agricultural land.

Renovation, refurbishment, and retrofitting is likely to play an integral role in the coming years to enable advanced economies to achieve their, typically sharp, greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets.

Construction Sector Construction Scorecard

Construction Sector Construction Scorecard 

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Environmental Trends in Construction Report Overview

Key Countries The US, The UK, Canda, Australia, China, and Others
Key Themes Emissions Reduction, Climate Change, Water Management, Circular Economy, and Natural Resources


  • This report provides an overview of world’s climate in 2030. It focuses on the assessment of impact of environmental pressures on the Construction sector.

Reasons to Buy

  • CEOs that are too slow to improve their company’s approach to sustainability will see an exodus of customers and a drop in profits far sooner than they ever imagined. Companies who invest in the right themes become success stories; those who miss the big themes end up as failures. ESG is one of the most important themes for 2023.

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British Land
Boskalis Retrofits
Workspace Group
Sunway REIT Management
Derwent London
Business Post
Disrupt X
Intelligent City
Dorce Designs Smart
The Economist
Fine Homebuilding
Laing O’Rourke
Royal BAM
Balfour Beauty
Samsung C&T
Larsen & Toubro
Maire Tecnimont
Tecnicas Reunidas
PCL Construction
China State Construction Engineering
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Table of Contents

What will the world’s climate be like in 2030?

What’s trending on social media?

How are reporting and disclosure requirements changing?

Who’s innovating in environmental technology?

Assessing the impact of environmental pressures in construction


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3. Our ESG framework environmental factors

4. Our Thematic Intelligence methodology

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