Sustainability is progressively becoming a prominent fixture in architecture and the construction industry. The rising demand for sustainable design and environmentally friendly construction has caused an increased popularity of environmental certifications, such as LEED, BREEAM, and DGNB. Thus, the requirements for sustainable construction materials have risen and the focus is particularly on the durability of the materials and a green production.
A key factor in sustainable construction and one of the many advantages glassfibre reinforced concrete is durability. GRC has a lifespan of more than 100 years and is weather resistant – in both extreme heat and freezing cold. Once you have installed the GRC elements there is no need for technical maintenance and the elements can be easily cleaned to appear new again. Our latest development, the new generation of GRC, has a better finish and a denser surface, which increases the resistance towards algae and dirt.
Moreover, it is important to consider the production of building materials, which is also an essential factor in environmental certifications and when assessing if a material can be considered sustainable. The production at BB fiberbeton is without any toxic materials and the consumption of energy is low. Moreover, our electricity comes from renewable energy sources.