Existing technologies and systems supporting more sustainable construction are not suited to the conflict-​affected, often resource-​strapped settings where the ICRC works. This project will adapt and extend existing technologies and systems that promote sustainable construction to provide guidance on how to use environmental impact assessment tools in humanitarian action. Moreover, it will develop a digital platform that supports the sustainable design, operation, and maintenance of humanitarian buildings and infrastructure. The goal of this project is to improve the sustainability of ICRC construction projects, particularly for water and local habitat.

ETHZ PI: Prof. Guillaume Habert, Sustainable Construction, D-​BAUG;
EPFL PI: Dr. André UllalLaboratory of Construction and Architecture, EPFL

Partners: Pavlos Tamvakis, ICRC

Photo: ICRC

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