We partnered with the Norman Foster Foundation to launch the Essential Homes Research Project, a model for dignified and sustainable housing for displaced people, during the 2023 Venice Biennale of Architecture.
We are decarbonizing building end-to-end for a net-zero future, from our operations and low-carbon materials to making buildings sustainable in use and driving circular construction.
With Holcim materials and solutions, you can:
Build better with less
We are decarbonizing construction, enabling our customers to build better with less. Our low-carbon materials, from ECOPact concrete to ECOPlanet cement, deliver 100% performance starting at 30% less CO2. We are also deploying smart design systems like 3D printing that can reduce material use by up to 50%.
We are making buildings more sustainable in use, decarbonizing our cities. Our broad range of solutions, from roofing to insulation, is driving energy efficiency and green retrofitting. This is where the majority of our sector’s emissions are generated, with 70% of the CO2 emissions in construction coming from buildings in use. We’re expanding our solutions to reduce this footprint.
We are driving circular construction to build new from the old, as a world leader in recycling. Our goal is to double down in this area, going from recycling over 50M tons of materials today to 100M tons by 2030. We are putting circularity at the core of everything we do, from recycling construction and demolition materials to upcycling plastic bags in roofing systems.