The latest World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report identified the global failure of climate change policy to be the greatest risk to business and society over the next decade.

The construction industry is at the centre of the climate change debate. Greenhouse gas emissions from the building sector have more than doubled since 1970 and the industry currently consumes nearly one-third of global energy consumption, making it responsible for about one-third of total direct and indirect CO2 energy-related carbon…