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BRE IP3/13

2013 Edition, January 1, 2013

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Responsible Sourcing of Materials in Construction



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  • Revision: 2013 Edition, January 1, 2013
  • Published Date: January 2013
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: Building Research Establishment (BRE)
  • Page Count: 12
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

Description / Abstract:

Responsible sourcing is an effective way for the owners and users of buildings to demonstrate their commitment to sustainability. This Information Paper gives straightforward user-friendly guidance on the benefits of, the reasons for, and how to go about, the responsible procurement of all kinds of construction products. The steps needed to achieve responsible sourcing within a supply chain are included as well as case studies and useful links to sources of information for a variety of materials and products currently used in construction.

This Information Paper will be of interest to architects and designers, construction companies, construction product suppliers and anyone who owns or is accountable for the construction, refurbishment or maintenance of buildings, providing an update on this fast-moving area.