Climate change and global warming are now unavoidable concerns for businesses and consumers, which means sustainable practice should be everyone’s priority – and the field of construction is very much leading the way. With far more consideration now given to the carbon footprint of a building’s entire lifecycle, it’s no coincidence that the past few years have seen a rise in the number of commercial premises using sustainable facades.

Today we’re taking a closer look at how this option can elevate a building practically and aesthetically while communicating your company’s brand values.

Why choose a sustainable facade?

Firstly, sustainable facades look good. They can include interesting textures, creative designs, and some even incorporate plants. These facades are unique. They stand out, and they leave a great first impression.

However, MIG’s sustainable facades go beyond mere aesthetics by improving insulation, increasing energy efficiency, and reducing a building’s carbon footprint.

By incorporating energy-efficient materials – such as insulated panels and advanced shading systems – into a building’s architecture, sustainable facades minimise energy consumption, cut operational costs and reduce its environmental impact.

These facades can also foster social well-being by maximising the amount of natural light entering the building and improving ventilation and air quality, creating healthier and more comfortable spaces for occupants.

Design considerations

When choosing the right sustainable facade, there are several key design aspects that you need to consider:


Naturally, the features of your material are going to be the first and most noticeable aspect of the facade. Your facade should either seamlessly blend into the architecture of the building, or fully cover any previous design.


Your facade will act as a barrier against harsh weather conditions and outdoor elements such as pollution and UV radiation. Its material should be able to resist long-term fading, corrosion or degradation, which will reduce the associated maintenance costs and inconvenience.

Fire safety

Of utmost importance is your facade’s ability to minimise the spread of fire in an emergency. As a trusted installer of Cosentino’s stone cladding solutions, their Dekton material has the highest classification in terms of fire resistance: A2 s0 d1 for 12 mm.


The quality of the installation should meet the same exacting standards as the quality of your facade material. By combining Cosentino’s exceptional cladding and facade materials with MIG’s accredited fixation techniques, you can achieve some really outstanding results no matter the scope of the project.

Choosing the right sustainable facade

Known for its performance, durability and resistance to extreme conditions Cosentino’s Dekton cladding can be used to create awe-inspiring facades that still deliver when it comes to sustainability.

Dekton boasts both LEED and BREEAM certifications in environmental and sustainable design, with 100% of its CO2 emissions offset over the production lifecycle. In fact, it is the only surface on the market that can be considered carbon neutral from cradle-to-grave.

As a trusted Cosentino partner, MIG Facades has the skills and experience to create incredible results using Dekton, so reach out to a member of the team today to discuss how you could upgrade your exterior.

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