UN agency launches new ‘green’ initiative for world’s construction industry

Author: UN News Centre, Published on: 21 February 2006

Together with some of the biggest names in the...building and construction sector, the United Nations environmental agency today launched a new international effort to ‘green’ the industry, from curbing global warming gas emissions to preventing the plundering of pristine beaches for sand...Construction giants Lafarge, Skanska and Arcelor are among founding members of SBCI [Sustainable Building and Construction Initiative], which aims to promote environmental friendly practices...It is hoped that the SBCI will help ensure buildings are routinely designed, constructed and maintained from an environmentally sustainable point of view over their entire life span.

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Related companies: Arcelor (now ArcelorMittal) Lafarge (part of LafargeHolcim) Skanska