Our sustainable approach
In the inner-city context, it is generally necessary to demolish obsolete or unsuitable buildings and build new ones (while reusing materials) and to clean up polluted sites or old plant grounds.
When developing our projects we go to work carefully and thoughtfully: we strive to densify, with an optimal spatial planning and with respect for the existing green areas and heritage elements. We also introduce greenery ourselves and seek to foster biodiversity - with green roofs, for example.
We develop compact houses and apartments with sophisticated designs, without compromising on living quality. And we use use regional and renewable, energy-efficient materials and techniques as much as possible.
We try to make our business and construction processes maximally efficient as well; e.g. by transporting equipment and materials to and from the worksites via waterways instead of roads.
Five themes are central in our care for the planet: biodiversity, water management, energy transition, soft mobility, and circularity & waste management. We screen all of our projects for their sustainability using our Sustainability Matrix, a measuring instrument with 60 sustainable initiatives. In so doing, we already take into account the EU taxonomy criteria that will be entering into effect in the near future.