A framework for sustainable construction
The Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction is committed to the underlying principles of sustainability, which assert that long-term development of the built environment requires a balanced interplay of responsible economic, ecological, and social agendas.
To achieve this objective, the Holcim Foundation and its partner universities have identified five “target issues” that aim to clarify principles for sustaining the human habitat for future generations. These “target issues” serve as criteria for projects submitted for the Holcim Awards and as a road map for other related activities of the Foundation.
Innovation and transferability – Progress
Ethical standards and social inclusion – People
Resource and environmental performance – Planet
Economic viability and compatibility – Prosperity
Contextual and aesthetic impact – Place