Holcim affirms commitment to the environment at BSA-MIT Symposium

Holcim affirms commitment to the environment at BSA-MIT Symposium
Published: 31 March 2008

Patrick Dolberg, President and CEO of  Holcim (US), has discussed  Holcim’s environmental initiatives and support for the future of sustainable design at a symposium organised by The Boston Society of Architects (BSA) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).  

"Advancing technology and the adoption of newer architecture techniques for greener cities is paramount to sustaining our environment, not only for the city of Boston and the New England area, but for the planet," Dolberg said. "The more sustainable our designs and planning – the more sustainable our planet will be."  

The symposium – Mass Impact: Cities & Climate Change – is bringing leading US and international urbanists together to explore strategies employed by cities on the leading edge of sustainable urban design and how these innovative technologies and policies could be adapted for New England.  

"At  Holcim, we take our environmental responsibilities very seriously," Dolberg said. "For the third year in row, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index recognized  Holcim as having the best sustainability performance in the building materials industry."  

"Beyond our own company’s efforts, we are seeking to inspire sustainable construction projects all over the world. Through the  Holcim Awards – sponsored by the  Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction – we are recognising and rewarding innovative projects with $2m in prize money," Dolberg added.