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At its Annual General Meeting on June 2, Saint-Gobain unveiled its new logotype. A new interpretation of the ‘bridge’ symbol that has represented the Group for more than 40 years, it also incorporates a vibrant skyline illustrating the Group’s brand territory of “living places.” Warm and bright colors have been used to create a more emotional connection with customers and end consumers.
Share of operations and maintenance in total building costs over 30 years
Our planet is facing major challenges, that we are deeply committed to fight. The solutions and services we provide help reduce the impact of the construction sector on the environment, from the construction to the demolition of buildings.
Construction sector is a key contributor to energy consumption and green-house gases emissions worldwide.
At Saint-Gobain, we promote resource-efficient construction: a system-wide approach that looks at material flows over the life-time of a building. For new buildings, it means using less resource-intensive solutions, new technologies and new approaches to design. For renovation, that means using the existing building stock better.
As newly-created buildings are increasingly energy efficient, the share of embodied carbon in the building's lifecycle emissions is increasing. Tackling this issue is essential, especially at the design phase.
Embodied carbon refers to a quantity of CO2 emissions contained in the materials used to construct and maintain the building through
Depending on the geography, different types of structures may be preferred: reinforced-concrete framing, wood, steel etc.
Urban development trends affect building average floor area, height and design, which, in turn, have an impact on material use.