Sustainability in construction, interior design and renovations

A glimpse into GreenBuilding initiatives

The construction industry and the design industry have undergone a decisive transformation in recent decades. With growing awareness of climate change, environmental degradation and sustainability, there is a growing focus on incorporating green practices into all aspects of construction and design. At the heart of this change is the GreenBuilding initiative, and especially the innovations brought by companies such as Kerakoll.

What is GreenBuilding?

GreenBuilding is more than a buzzword; it is a comprehensive approach that emphasizes the reduction of harmful emissions, energy savings and the use of eco-friendly materials during the construction process. It underlines the belief that sustainable buildings are not only better for the environment, but also for the people who live in them.

Kerakoll - The GreenBuilding Company

Kerakoll's commitment to sustainability

Kerakoll played a decisive role in this philosophy by introducing the GreenBuilding product certification. This system evaluates products based on their environmental impact, prioritizing those that are non-toxic, low-emission, and high in recycled content. With a standardized standard, Kerakoll provides clear guidance to architects, builders and consumers for an environmentally conscious choice.

Kerakoll GreenBuilding Rating (GBR) & GreenLab

Kerakoll GreenBuilding Rating

Kerakoll GreenBuilding Rating is not just a certification system; it is a complex, all-encompassing assessment methodology that examines the ecological properties and environmental effects of building materials down to the smallest detail. The system certified by the Swiss Société Générale de Surveillance (SGS) gives evaluations based on strict criteria such as the content of toxic substances, emission levels and the recycled content of the products. The certificates received by Kerakoll clearly confirm that the GreenBuilding Rating is a reliable and objective method for evaluating the environmental compatibility of building materials.

By using the system, designers, architects and consumers alike can easily decide in favor of eco-effective products, as the certificates provide easy-to-interpret, immediate information about the product's environmental effects. And products with an ecological label offer consumers additional trust and transparency. Thanks to these features, the GreenBuilding Rating sets a new standard in the construction industry in terms of environmental awareness.

Kerakoll projects around the world

Although Kerakoll's range of sustainable products is wide, their involvement in key projects around the world truly demonstrates their commitment:

Kerakoll supplied building materials for the Shard building in London


Rising 310 meters above London and 95 stories high, this towering architectural wonder is an emblem of sustainable architecture in the heart of the city. Among other things, Kerakoll supplied adhesives, grouting materials and innovative waterproofing solutions.

Kerakoll supplied building materials for the construction of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai


As the tallest building in the world, at 828 meters, the Burj Khalifa is the epitome of architectural excellence. Kerakoll's contribution, especially in the waterproofing and sealing of the building's foundation, ensures the building's resistance in the challenging desert environment.

Kerakoll supplied building materials for the Bosco Verticale building in Milan


As a monument to urban afforestation, this residential building in Milan boasts a facade decorated with a vertical forest. Kerakoll's eco-friendly adhesives, sealants and insulation systems were essential in this architectural vision.

Sustainability in architecture: Examples from the forefront

The modern architectural environment incorporates sustainable practices from the foundation phase. For example, the Bullitt Center in Seattle, which is considered the greenest commercial building in the world, uses rainwater, has an on-site wastewater treatment facility and is powered by photovoltaic panels. Another example, TODTOWN in Shanghai, combines several green technologies, including a large green roof, natural ventilation systems, and the integration of urban management. Such projects not only reduce the carbon footprint, but also show the future of urbanization.

Sustainability in interior design: Creating greener spaces

Interior design is not just about aesthetics; also about creating an environmentally friendly space and promoting a healthy lifestyle. EDGE Olympic in Amsterdam proves this with interiors that use recycled materials, plants that ensure better air quality and advanced energy monitoring systems. Another example is the Google Campus in Dublin, which features recycled furniture, energy-efficient lighting, and walls painted with low-VOC paints. These plans prioritize both the environment and the well-being of those who live there.

Sustainability in renovations: They give new life to old structures

Renovation with sustainability in mind means that old buildings are given new life while minimizing environmental impact. London's The Crystal, an old dock building, has been renovated into one of the greenest buildings in the world, with solar panels, a black water treatment system and a ground source heat pump. In New York, the renovation of the Empire State Building included the retrofitting of windows that provide better insulation, energy-efficient lighting, and energy-saving optimization of HVAC systems. These renovations not only preserved the historical integrity of the structures, but also modernized them in accordance with modern environmental regulations.

Sustainability for every home

Sustainability for every home

While large-scale projects are undoubtedly impressive, sustainability in architecture and interior design is not limited to large-scale undertakings. Even everyday homes can be beneficiaries of this movement.

Recognizing the universality of this need, Kerakoll has products tailored to home renovations and smaller constructions. Whether you want to transform your living room or renovate your bathroom, there are environmentally friendly adhesives, grouts and coverings available. By choosing such products, homeowners not only contribute to the greater cause of environmental protection, but also ensure a healthier living space for themselves and their families.

Our company philosophy

At the heart of our company's ethics is the principle of creating harmonious spaces that stand the test of time - both in terms of design and environmental impact. We recognize that the spaces we inhabit, the materials we use and the designs we choose go beyond mere aesthetics. It's about a deeper connection with the world around us and making sure our choices are aligned with the health of our planet.

As champions of this philosophy, we are proud to align with initiatives such as GreenBuilding and partner with pioneering brands such as Kerakoll. They echo our belief that every space - be it a huge corporate structure or a cozy living room - deserves a little sustainability.

Let's make a greener, healthier future possible together - with one brick, one room and one home at the same time. Let's make the art of sustainable living possible together.

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