Sustainable construction aims to meet present day needs for housing, working environments and infrastructure without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs in times to come. It incorporates elements of economic efficiency, environmental performance, and social responsibility; and it also contributes to the greatest extent when architectural quality, technical innovation and transferability are included.
Handling building design and management, material selection, and also energy and resource consumption in a sustainable manner contributes significantly to an ecologically responsible development.
In the context of Singapore, where natural resources and land space are restrained, sustainable construction can be achieved through high-rise construction, usage of recycled and alternative raw materials in building materials, and also the usage of building materials, methods, and systems that facilitate energy efficiency. Holcim seeks for collaborations with industry partners to push sustainable construction a step further in Singapore.