quarta-feira, 29 de novembro de 2023

Sustainable Construction: the builders' perspective

The book "Construção Sustentável: A perspetiva dos construtores" is now on sale! The book on Amazon costs less than 5 euros and the profits go to donations to schools.

In collaboration with Dr. Marco Pais Neves dos Santos, we explored the vision of newly qualified Portuguese builders regarding the issue of sustainability, especially in the realm of green construction. Our mission was to bridge a knowledge gap in the field and contribute to the rich tapestry of research in architecture and engineering.

This is not a typical study – it is an invitation to rethink sustainable construction as a force for positive change in the environment, society, and the very landscapes we build upon. We are sparking a conversation about the changes needed in Portugal's construction scene, envisioning a future where sustainability is not just a buzzword but a transformative way of viewing our surroundings.

We found that while many builders were conscious of energy efficiency and reducing environmental impact, embracing a holistic sustainability perspective is still on the rise. Our hope is that, through sharing these insights, we can inspire a shift towards a more sustainable construction culture.