If we aim for global sustainability and global circular economy, then we must face the fact that some countries have very high cost labor but scarcity of resources, whereas for some countries it is the other way around. The three spheres of Sustainability, are social, environmental and economical sustainability. This poses a built-in dilemma in in a high labor cost nation such as Denmark, and we could ask ourselves: “Are we willing to pay for the necessary labor costs that reuse, recycling and upcycling impose?”, and “Will we continue to over-exploit virgin natural resources around the globe and import them in big scale?”, and “Are you, your company and your construction projects a part of the problem, or a part of the solution?”
Dear building owner, investor and developer. Whether you like it or not, that responsibility/burden lies mainly on your shoulders, when you describe the visions and guidelines for the project at hand, and the m2 target price you set in the early stages, and finally, your willingness to be courageous and lead the way instead awaiting others to do so.