This group covers R&D directed towards environmentally sustainable ways of managing construction and building activities by minimising the generation of emissions and wastes and by reducing or optimising the consumption of water and other natural resources.
This group has six objectives:
879801 Management of Gaseous Waste from Construction Activities (excl. Greenhouse Gases)
879802 Management of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Construction Activities
879803 Management of Liquid Waste from Construction Activities (excl. Water)
879804 Management of Solid Waste from Construction Activities
879805 Management of Water Consumption by Construction Activities
879899 Environmentally Sustainable Construction not elsewhere classified
a) Minimisation of input waste (other than water and energy) is to be categorised according to the objective that benefits from the improvement of input use.
b) Energy conservation and efficiency in construction activities is included in Group 8507 Energy Conservation and Efficiency.
c) Design of buildings to minimise energy consumption in the finished building is included in Group 8702 Construction Design.
d) Waste handling services such as collection, storage, recycling and disposal provided by local councils or private or non-profit waste management businesses are included in Group 9004 Water and Waste Services.
e) Air quality; control of pests, diseases and exotic species; ecosystem assessment and management; flora, fauna and biodiversity; land and water management; rehabilitation of degraded areas; remnant vegetation and conservation areas; soils; and natural hazards in urban and industrial environments or other environments affected by construction activities are included in Division 96 Environment.