Building with concrete in transition:
from climate impact to climate neutrality

What are you doing about sustainability? That is today’s urgent question in many sectors of business and also in the construction and buildings sector. Our economic sector alone causes currently 38 % of the global CO2 emission. Of these, 8 % alone account for the production of cement. For that reason, reconciling ecology and economy is of such special significance – especially where building with concrete is involved. For the different requirements of a structure we need the appropriate construction material. In this material mix, concrete, with all its ecological deficits, will be indispensable in the medium term: it is a mature, time-tested construction material with impressive engineering properties. Wood cannot replace concrete in these quantities, in particular as this regenerative material is very scarce.

We must therefore significantly improve the climate balance of concrete up to climate-neutral processes. As resources-preserving alternative, we offer our customers recycled concrete. We have partly realized this on our own construction project, the Wolff & Müller Campus. Together with partners, we are searching for and developing methods that meet these climate objectives. Just recently we have joined the C³ network (Carbon Concrete Composite) and are now participating in this currently largest research project for carbon concrete in the construction industry. Climate-friendly construction materials are moreover an aspect of sustainable building and management. Wolff & Müller, as family business, assumes responsibility for four stakeholders: customers, employees, building partners as well as environment and society. We document our activities for each of these groups. The founder of our company, Gottlob Müller, already knew that efficient corporate management and responsible action belong together. With the Gottlob-Müller Principle we have this attitude and working method firmly anchored in our company.


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