Which facade and window materials are really sustainable?
No holistic studies are available with regard to the sustainability of different facades and window materials.
To achieve transparency for clients and investors, thinkstep teamed with Drees & Sommer to undertake a comprehensive study to assess the sustainability of aluminum, wood and PVC. The various materials were analyzed in terms of ecological, economic, functional and social criteria.
The key finding: No material offers the best sustainability performance across all criteria, and the materials rank almost equal when taking an overall view.