Today, sustainable and responsible operations are the foundation for a successful construction business. A sustainable building can maintain and improve the quality of life and the local environment. At Tikkurila, we aim to be the preferred partner in sustainable building projects. We support our customers in their building projects by offering sustainable products and training our stakeholders. We want to improve our understanding of the health and environmental requirements in building construction, explore changing market needs, and have an active influence in national Green Building Councils.
The World Green Building Council network, as well as national councils, are focusing on encouraging and advancing the use of practices and methods that support sustainable development in the built environment. Buildings are responsible for 39% of global energy-related carbon emissions, with 28% coming from the “in use” phase – heating, powering, and cooling buildings.
Green building criteria like BREEAM, LEAD, Nordic Swan, and WELL are taking into consideration a broad set of environmental criteria for assessing the green attributes and performance of buildings, such as: the environment in design, construction and operation, efficient use of energy, water and other resources, use of renewable energy, as well as waste reduction measures, enabling re-use, and recycling. For Tikkurila these criteria support our high performance in indoor air quality and using of non-toxic, ethical, and sustainable materials.