Green and sustainable building ‘will boost UK housing supply’

Published by SpeciFinder
on Tuesday, 25 January 2011 by Ashley Brunskill

The housing crisis in the UK could be alleviated if green and sustainable building methods replaced traditional construction procedures, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has claimed.

Research commissioned by the organisation found that there are currently 80,000 fewer new homes being built than are required to tackle population growth and undersupply.

Green construction methods could boost the industry, the report claimed, particularly the use of off-site modular construction and recycled materials.

‘Many of the designs …

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