Sustainable Development has become a societal, regulatory and market trend. The environmental and social attributes of materials and products are increasingly affecting design and purchasing in building and construction. There is a marked shift toward high performance and environmentally responsible products.
Sustainable Development implies a careful balance of social, economic, and environmental aspects as well as between present and future needs.
Today’s growth brings economic prosperity and welfare – but also a continuously growing demand for materials. Thus, a trade-off arises between societal benefits and the depletion of natural resources.