The climate stakes of construction

The climate stakes of construction

Author
Orée - Entreprises, territoire et environnement
Publication Date
January, 2016
Country
France
Language for original content
Scope
Stevan Vellet

The most used resources in the building sector, such as sand and metals, are non-renewable resources. Extracted, transported and processed in ever-increasing quantities, at ever-higher energy costs and with consequences which are far from negligible for the environment, their use does not fit with a sustainable logic. Thinking in terms of circular economy prompts us to take another look at these linear and consuming models, at both the level of materials for building, energy, land, and that of waste management.