Across the globe, extreme temperatures and increasing pollution levels highlight the negative impact of human activity on the environment. The design and construction industry is among the biggest culprits, contributing a significant amount to the world’s emissions and waste year on year. By implementing Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) principles during the specification phase, designers and specifiers can mitigate these impacts and contribute to a healthier planet.

Achieving ESD outcomes through careful specification of construction materials provides an overview of ESD and how it can be implemented during the design and specification phase of building projects. A summary of ESD and its core principles is provided. This is followed by a discussion on how ESD principles can be applied through careful specification of building materials. We then offer a practical guide to implementing ESD. Finally, we look at a leading brand and its fibre cement cladding and internal walling solutions that combine sustainability with design flexibility and performance.

For decades, CSR has been one of the most trusted names in Australian commercial and residential construction. The CSR product range spans a wide array of solutions from facades and cladding, formwork and internal linings, acoustic ceiling systems, energy, insulation, roofing products, bricks and pavers. Part of the CSR portfolio, Cemintel manufactures and supplies high performing and durable fibre cement panels and building systems made from natural ingredients.

Download this whitepaper to see how you can reduce emissions and waste by specifying natural and sustainable building materials like fibre cement.