Building solutions for a sustainable future
4 Jul, 2022
While many industries suffered during the pandemic, the construction industry was able to remain on its feet for the most part through land use projects and developments. The ABS data showed new building approvals shot up to 70,000 during June 20/21. However due to the current supply shortages, this has created a “profitless boom” with many for suppliers experiencing labour market shortages, international supply constraints, and increased cost of materials reached record levels.

In order for the industry to move forward, it’s a matter of waiting until supply reaches demand down the line or perhaps looking to alternatives. To be an evolving industry, we need to be looking at future-proofing the way we build to ensure we’re meeting present-day construction needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

According to United Nations, if the global population reach 9.6 billion by 2050, the equivalent of almost three planets would be required to provide the natural resources needed to sustain current lifestyles.

It is time to direct our building focus towards a more sustainable future. By utilising green building materials, we are contributing to building a net zero future.


Did you know?

The construction industry extracts some 100 billion tonnes of raw material out of the ground in just a single year.

30% of what comes out of the ground each year goes to construction.

Construction creates an estimated third of the world’s overall waste.

At least 40% of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions comes from construction.


Big enough to make a difference. Small enough to be agile and act.

Piety Group’s Sustainability Committee started our Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Framework to assess and quantify our efforts when it comes to delivering sustainable projects without compromising on quality.⁠ Our Framework will enable voluntary reporting on actions and initiatives and will serve to set a benchmark for good practice in social sustainability in the property industry.⁠

Awareness of the impact our industry has on the environment resulted in Piety Group’s decision to select materials that generate fewer carbon emissions. This also means minimising wastage during construction through recycling and repurposing building material where we can. Our goal is to reduce our construction carbon footprint through sourcing locally.

Key players such as award-winner Holcim for sustainable concrete solutions will prove influential down the line as concrete is one of the most widely used substances on Earth and involves a carbon-intensive manufacturing process. Holcim concrete component are carbon neutral and will reduce the environmental impact of our projects.⁠


Supporting sustainability through action.

Sustainable initiatives are about doing more and better with less that will deliver a longer and more affordable lifestyle.

When it comes to residential developments, sustainability features such as water harvesting, energy efficient appliances and lighting, solar access, natural lighting and ventilation mean ongoing savings and reduction in carbon footprint for the residents.

Selecting construction materials and products that are renewable, recyclable, environmentally responsible and where the impact is considered over the entire lifetime of the product can make all the difference for people and the planet.

As a builder and developer, Piety Group are more aware than ever of the impact construction is having on our environment and we’re continuously improving our sustainable efforts.