Resource efficient construction

Resource efficient construction makes best use of materials, water and energy over the lifecycle of built assets to minimise embodied and operational carbon.

Resource efficient construction prioritises carbon reduction by:

Resource efficiency can be achieved by using resources at their highest potential throughout the lifecycle – in product manufacture, design, construction, operation, refurbishment, and at end of life. 

Resource efficient construction benefits from co-ordinated supply chain action utilising effective resource management planning.  It is supported by innovative processes such as BIM, Lean, offsite construction and logistics solutions and can deliver cost savings and reduce business risk.

See: Implementing resource efficiency in construction


WRAP's key resource efficiency components