Understanding Carbon in the Built Environment

In order to accelerate a net-zero emissions future-built environment with the wellbeing of people and planet at its heart, we must strive to limit global temperature rise to 1.5° C (2.7° F). Many carbon reduction efforts being carried out by building product manufacturers are designed to enable decarbonization of both new and existing buildings around the world.



A Growing Range of Renewable Energy Options

Energy use is inextricably linked with progress, human wellbeing and sustainable development. In the commercial construction industry, many building product manufacturers are increasing the use of direct renewable energy and improving energy efficiency while also developing innovative, energy-efficient and renewable energy generating solutions to bring to market.



Circularity and its Implications for Construction

The construction industry is the largest consumer of raw materials, with building and infrastructure accounting for 3.88 billion tons annually. The circular economy offers an innovative alternative to the current take-make-waste approach: an economic model based on resource efficiency, waste minimization and value retention and creation.



Conserving Water as a Finite Resource

Access to water is a basic human right and a prerequisite to sustainable development. While water usage constitutes only a small percentage of material inputs for many construction industry leaders, we recognize the importance of this precious resource and aim to manage it in the most responsible manner.