UNSETTLING FACTS ABOUT THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

Building with the future in mind

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ENVIRONMENT

Buildings have a significant impact on the environment. Valuable natural resources are used in the construction and renovation of buildings. Later on, when inhabited, buildings are responsible for a significant portion of impacts such as our carbon dioxide emissions. Here is an overview of the global impact of the building industry:
  • Building materials generate 50% of solid waste
  • 12% of the world’s drinking water consumption
  • 36% of the world’s energy consumption
  • 40% of the global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
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HUMANKIND

The function of buildings, houses and structures is to meet the basic needs of people, in particular by ensuring their health and safety, given their increasing use:

  • North Americans spend 87% of their time indoors.
  • The world population was about 7.7 billion people in 2019. This figure could rise to 8.5 billion by 2030.
  • 55% of the world’s population lives in cities; in Canada, it is as high as 81%.

THE WAY WE WRITE OUR STORY DEPENDS ON US

It is important for all of us to rethink the way we manufacture, design, build and transform our living environment.

From manufacturers to architects and from installers to governments, we all share the same planet, therefore we are responsible for doing everything we can to minimize the environmental and health impact of our activities.

Whether through a building’s architectural quality or the development of infrastructure, community planning is what characterizes its identity and efficiency while ensuring its long-term development potential.

Building on the legacy of often overlooked spinoffs, the choices made today will determine whether the structure will constitute an investment or, conversely, a burden for current and future generations.

As a manufacturing company, SOPREMA’s priority is to contribute to the environmental protection, the fight against climate change and to improve human health.

Moreover, SOPREMA wants to multiply and diversify the solutions aimed at supporting the development of sustainable building.

WHAT CAN WE DO?

Architects and installers play a decisive role in the building and construction industry by improving building design and construction methods.

Poorly designed and constructed buildings contribute to the growth of energy consumption and ressources depletion.

Lowering energy consumption in buildings is one of the most important ways to reduce the overall human impact on the environment and global warming.

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HOW CAN WE HELP?

SOPREMA helps and guides you in the selection of products and systems that have been identified as solutions to promote achievements integrating sustainability.

In addition to being diversified, these solutions can contribute to addressing challenges or solving problems related to sustainable development, both at the building and community levels.

CONTACT A SOPREMA EXPERT

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