02 October 2014
At the end of September, the European Concrete Platform (ECP) submitted its response to the European Commission consultation ‘Which materials for sustainable construction?’. In its response, the ECP indicated that The embodied impact of materials should be considered in conjunction with the environmental performance of the building – there is no point in improving one aspect if it leads to a deterioration of the other. In addition, the three pillars of sustainability (environment, society and economy) should be considered. For example, improving the living comfort (health, hygiene & aesthetics, indoor air quality, noise reduction): The social pillar of sustainable construction is just as important as the other two pillars (environment and economy), and therefore the aspects also deserve attention.