Discover our view on some of the major challenges we are facing today.
With good design and materials, rapid urbanisation can be sustainable.
Cities are growing. With that comes challenges. Urban flooding and fire fatalities being some of them. Intense rainfall overwhelms the capacity of the drainage systems in cities.
When environmental goals are more important than ever, improving energy efficiency in buildings presents an immediate opportunity to make our towns and cities healthier, safer and more sustainable.
Under the title, “Building tomorrow today”, ROCKWOOL Group’s 2017 Sustainability Report details our efforts to continuously improve existing and create new solutions to tackle today’s big issues, including climate change, urbanisation, and resource scarcity. We’re empowering our customers and society at large to create healthier, more resilient places for people to live, work and play, while reducing our own environmental footprint in the process.
Read the full message from CEO, Jens Birgersson in the Sustainability report 2017
In land-scarce urban areas, more and more people are working and making their homes in high-rise buildings. These structures can be brilliant solutions to the challenge of safely housing a growing population.
From railways to tramways, roads to airports, good infrastructure is crucial to urban life, which can be very noisy. The resulting ground-borne vibration, traffic noise – and not to mention human noise pollution – all have a serious and negative impact on our wellbeing, especially in densely populated areas.
All fires require three elements: a source of ignition, combustible materials, and oxygen.
What has changed to make homes safer from fire since Grenfell? Bluntly, almost nothing. Every piece of official government guidance that allows Grenfell-type facade materials on tall buildings is still in place.
It’s what‘s behind the walls and under the floors that counts.