Sustainable construction: what does it mean for us?
As a building materials manufacturer, we want to help our customers build more sustainably. Our purpose, Making the world a better home, leads us in this direction. The actions we take internally to reduce our own footprint matter greatly, but so does what we can do for the construction sector.
When we talk about sustainable construction, we believe that sustainability and performance should always go hand in hand.
For us, sustainable construction means buildings that are:
Building better for the planet
The construction sector has a significant impact on the environment. Our solutions and services help reduce the footprint of the construction sector on the environment, from the construction of buildings to their demolition.
How to build better for the planet?
Building better for the people
For us at Saint-Gobain, sustainability does not only mean taking care of the planet, but also of people. We reduce health hazards and improve comfort, for both the occupants of the buildings and the builders who use our products.
How to build better for people?
Buildings with a better economic value
Buildings must be performant at all stages of their lifecycle: thanks to high productivity during the design stage, construction process and installation ; and thanks to an improved cost of ownership during the operational life and the end-of-life.
How to improve the economic value of buildings?
Buildings of a better quality
Improving the performance of buildings implies optimum quality. Materials and solutions used must guarantee that the building will last. Availability of solutions with diverse looks is also important to adapt the construction to evolving design trends.
How to improve the quality of buildings?