Ageing building stock in developed countries: growing needs for renovation.
Goal to make buildings last: by using reliable materials, that will maintain performance over time
Increasing population and urbanization in the world: growing rate of construction, need to be able to adapt and build quickly to meet the population's needs.
Cost is a driver at all stages of the building's lifecycle
Sustainable buildings is not only about the planet, but also about taking care of the people (both occupants & people who build)
At Saint-Gobain, we promote a "fabric-first" approach, meaning that the building should first be energy efficient through its highly performing envelope: needs for heating, cooling and lighting should be limited to the unavoidable minimum.
With precise insulation, our buildings require small-sized and less costly heating and cooling devices to keep us contented. Comfort across the year in your home depends on maintaining an excellent inside temperature regardless of the season.
The building marketplace has the possible potential to assist in protecting and safeguarding the environment. Moreover, Green building rating systems, codes, and benchmarks are turning an essential part of existing industry demands.
Depending on the geography, different types of structures may be preferred: reinforced-concrete framing, wood, steel etc.
Urban development trends affect building average floor area, height and design, which, in turn, have an impact on material use.
Our tailor-made solutions and considerations for aesthetics will improve your harmony and quality of life.