The Athena Sustainable Materials Institute has a vision of a verifiably sustainable built environment.
Its mission is to advance the application of life cycle thinking in construction.
Its purpose is to provide tools and data enabling smaller footprints in the production and consumption of construction materials. The Athena Institute is a bridge from product manufacturers to downstream stakeholders.
Its method involves a life cycle perspective that takes into consideration environmental, economic and societal values. The Athena Institute takes a long term view in its actions and advocacy for better quantification of sustainable construction. Change is often necessarily slow to allow for moderation of risk, and the Athena Institute is a patient partner to the construction and industrial sectors as they move towards the next generation of sustainability.