Several factors restrict the development of sustainable construction in Poland
Sustainable development is becoming one of the key challenges for the construction market. In the latest PMR report on sustainable construction in Poland, we address this issue by organizing available information and seeking opinions directly from market participants.
The development of sustainable construction will accelerate
According to the report “Sustainable Construction in Poland – Key Trends and Development Prospects,” the Polish construction market is still far from being sustainable.
The results of research and analysis conducted by PMR are not very optimistic, for example, regarding the factors influencing the choice of specific building materials or the low number of leading companies in the construction industry that regularly publish specific documents related to their sustainable development strategy. On the other hand, it seems that the direction of change has already been set and is inevitable, with the only unknown being the pace of implementation.
Numerous factors blocking actions in the field of sustainable construction
As revealed by a survey conducted by PMR for the report, market participants indicate several factors that hinder a faster pace of change. The strongest perceived blockers are unclear regulations, rapidly changing guidelines, and the high cost of sustainable materials. Marcin Uryga adds that individual market participants (architects, building material manufacturers, investors, construction firms) differ slightly in their specific assessments.
Question asked on a scale from 1 (very low impact) to 5 (very high impact). The higher the average value, the greater the impact. Factors sorted by highest average.
Source: PMR, 2022
Leaders of change in the implementation of sustainable construction principles in Poland
According to analyses conducted by PMR for the report, the number of construction companies that have incorporated sustainable development goals in their official documents is increasing year by year. The acceleration in this area is particularly evident in the last two years (2021-2022).
An increasing number of companies are also gaining experience in the construction of buildings that align with the principles of sustainable construction. Companies that have strategically approached this challenge and have already acquired the necessary skills are now in a better starting position and are the ones most likely to benefit from the upcoming changes.
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