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#6 Construction of local building materials sectors: a social as well as an economic challenge

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The impact of building materials on climate change is a major challenge for the construction sector, as they are responsible for more than 50% of a building's greenhouse gas emissions over its entire life cycle. In a sustainable development approach, it is therefore preferable today to develop local supply chains for biosourced materials, which have many economic and ecological advantages.

 

However, despite the abundance of these materials, particularly in regions with hot climates, the development of these sectors often comes up against the harsh reality of the construction sector's habits: this is what Bernard Boyeux, director of C&B Constructions et Bioressources, explains.

 

What are the main advantages of biosourced materials or local supply chains in tropical or hot climates? In (...)

 

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