Sustainable Building Practices: Axiene’s Contribution to Environmental Responsibility and Cost Efficiency
In 2022, research conducted by Allegion UK in education and healthcare sectors revealed that sustainability and product traceability was important to 78% of decision makers in education settings and 50% of decision makers in healthcare settings. This emphasised that today, more than ever, higher standards are expected in buildings and facilities as stakeholders continue to place value on sustainability.
Indeed, across the globe, the decarbonisation of our planet has become a focal point for construction and operations of buildings. Between legislative requirements and market demand, industry leaders remain under pressure to reach environmental targets and so it’s important to consider what more can be done to improve the sustainability of facilities and buildings.
Research has shown that approximately 55% of extracted raw materials are used to develop the built environment, with buildings further contributing to 40% of annual global carbon emissions. With that, there is an onus on designers and decision makers to make astute choices, opting for more environmentally conscious building products that improve resource efficiency.
At surface level, architectural ironmongery or hardware is perhaps lesser recognised for its potential environmental benefits when compared to its significance in functionality, safety and security. However, the selection of products designed to function well whilst reducing consumable use and waste, and at a more cost-effective pricing point will help in achieving the higher sustainability and cost standards that stakeholders demand.
Axiene provides an opportunity to help reach these goals by improving the protection for your customers and staff while improving your sustainability and reducing your costs.