Module 5: Green Guide to Materials and the Supply Chain

Module 5 is concerned with construction materials and procurement. This module describes how to use fewer materials, how to use local sources of materials in a sustainable way, and the use of disaster debris and recycled items as building material. Through the use of relevant case studies, informative figures and strategies for procuring sustainable materials, Module 5 also explains the importance of material procurement policies and practices that help protect natural resources and people in the long term.