Buildings have huge impacts on our natural environment and these impacts need to be reduced dramatically.
Excuse me? Can you make it short? Of course we can! Let’s start with some figures.
In 2050: We will still have ONE planet There will be 9 to 10 billion inhabitants 70% of us will be living in cities And spending 90% of our time in buildings. Oh… and by the way, buildings could by then be responsible for 50% of all carbon emissions if nothing changes. So, what can we do? We need to change the way we build renovate! And it has already started! More and more investors, architects, craftsmen, builders, and building’s occupants such as you and me… are crying out for comfortable and sustainable buildings.
Hum, well, well, any evidence for that?? Yes, here are a few facts:
The market for green buildings is growing. It represents one quarter of the total construction activity. And professionals around the world say this figure will rise. For construction manufacturers, it is a great opportunity, as the worldwide market for green construction materials is growing considerably. At Saint-Gobain, we believe we can be part of the solution! And we are ready to contribute to tomorrow’s sustainable building. A more transparent and collaborative approach. New sustainable technologies materials. New business models for a decarbonized, circular economy.
And the most important … people at the heart of buildings cities. At Saint-Gobain, we aspire to be a leading player in the sustainable construction market. We believe we can be a partner of choice for those who want to build the future: by advocating for sustainable construction and by developing; distributing sustainable solutions. This is what we call our Sustainable Habitat strategy.
First we need to change our approach of construction, this is a major environmental and social stake.
2- Sustainable construction is a growing market. The major construction players want to catch this opportunity.
3- At Saint-Gobain, we aspire to become a leading player in this market by advocating for sustainable construction and developing sustainable solutions Saint-Gobain, a key ingredient in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all.