Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing this generation and the next.

It is the belief of BIBM, and IPHA, that precast concrete can make a positive contribution towards sustainability in the construction industry.

In 2008, the British Precast Concrete Federation published the Little Green Book of Concrete. This pocket-sized book outlines not only the sustainable advantages of precast concrete, but also the engagement of the industry to provide more sustainable, circular and decarbonized solutions for the built environment.

The Little Green Book covers a range of topics, including precast’s low carbon footprint, resilience to climate change and its benefits to the local and regional circular economy. It outlines what precast concrete can offer to the architect, the engineer, the client, the financier and the insurer by summarising over one hundred advantages of using the material.

At the latest BIBM Board meeting – held online on 13 April – the updated 2021 (digital) edition of the Little Green Book of Concrete was been officially launched.

In the coming weeks, the Little Green Book will be translated into multiple languages and accessed across Europe. The printed edition of the book will be distributed for the first time during the next BIBM Congress taking place on 14-16 November 2021 in Copenhagen.

We’re happy to announce that the digital version of the Little Green Book of Concrete is now available to download via the IPHA website.

Download The Little Green Book of Concrete – Digital PDF Edition