LafargeHolcim Foundation Committed to Sustainable Construction since 2003

"Target Issues"

Resource and environmental performance – Planet

“An active relationship between water management and the community” – Urban Circulatory …
“An active relationship between water management and the community” – Urban Circulatory System in Brazil addresses the pressing challenge of water sanitation in Rio de Janeiro’s informal communities. The LafargeHolcim Awards Bronze winner for Latin America by Ooze Architects localizes water treatment and cleans wastewater where it is produced. The sanitation system improves public health, helps to prevent landslides, and creates more efficient water management infrastructure.

Definition – Resource and environmental performance – Planet

Projects must exhibit a sensible use and management of natural resources throughout their entire life cycle. Long-term environmental concerns, especially pertaining to stocks and flows of material, water and energy, should be an integral part of the design philosophy.

  • Minimizing a project’s ecological footprint and maximizing its positive impact on the environment; reduction of harm and increase of beneficial effects.
  • Environmentally-conscious land use strategies and policies that preserve the natural landscape, while taking water and land reclamation into account.
  • Emphasis placed on the use of renewable energy in construction, use and upkeep of the built fabric to reduce CO2 emissions and avoid toxicity.
  • Innovative deployment of material resources in construction with an emphasis on cradle to cradle cycles, mining existing building stocks, minimizing the consumption of water and reduction of waste.
  • Resilient products, robust construction details, smart interaction of building systems and environmentally sound technologies.
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Energy and water efficient border control station
Chrysanthemum Building: Affordable residential urban infill development
Sustainable post-tsunami reconstruction master plan
IUCN Conservation Centre
Measuring Performance
Exemplary Buildings
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