What is sustainable construction?

The built environment is responsible for almost 40% of both global CO2 emissions and natural resource consumption. According to experts, direct emissions from building need to halve by 2030 to get on track for a net-zero carbon building stock by 2050. Sustainable construction will play a key role in achieving this goal.

In what ways can sustainable construction help decarbonize the built environment, what are some of its main principles and methods, and how is Holcim making it happen? Ryan Roberts, Head of Sustainable Construction at Holcim, offers a deep-dive into the topic.

By building sustainably we can address both the climate and biodiversity crises. The keys to a sustainable future for both people and the planet are circular construction practices that shift us toward a truly circular economy, and decarbonizing the built environment through low-carbon and energy-efficient solutions.

Ryan Roberts| Head of Sustainable Construction at Holcim

Watch the video above to discover what sustainable construction is and how it can decarbonize the built environment.