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Sustainable Construction Observatory

Amidst growing global challenges, the construction industry needs to swiftly and comprehensively embrace sustainable practices. The primary goal of this initiative is to significantly and permanently reduce greenhouse gas emissions from construction, preserve non-renewable natural resources, decrease energy consumption, and ensure access to decent and comfortable housing for all.

With its commitment to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050, the Saint-Gobain Group has voiced its ambition to be the worldwide leader in sustainable construction. Saint-Gobain is committed to leading this transformation and aims to serve as a model company that pioneers and propels change, rallying all stakeholders to join in this endeavor.


The Observatory offers a global overview of sustainable construction, including perceptions, obstacles, advancements, solutions, stakeholders, and more. It aims to assess progress and identify focus areas for collective improvement.

2023 Sustainable Barometer Results


The Observatory compiles knowledge, testimonials and analyses relating to the challenges and solutions of sustainable construction: it is intended to be a tool for teaching and raising awareness, and an aid to decision-making for all the stakeholders concerned.

Constructing a Sustainable Future
The Sustainable Construction Observatory has launched, the digital magazine Constructing a sustainable future, to shed light on sustainable construction, its impact on the climate and society, and to discover innovative solutions and inspiring projects.

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