Sustainability

The building sector is very resource-intensive. We know it is possible to build with less environmental strain. And that’s exactly how we work. We are helping to shape the future – not just in the form of buildings designed to meet future challenges, but in every way possible. To reduce surplus materials. To save resources. To ensure that people and the environment remain healthy. And to respond flexibly to our changing times. Sustainability is a process we fully embrace in our practice. We remain committed.

Sustainable Construction

CONCEPTS

We design sustainable buildings, incorporate circular dismantling concepts and build in compliance with environmental, social, and governance (ESG) guidelines according to EU taxonomy.

PEOPLE

We build places that enable participation for all. Where people stay healthy, feel good, express their identity and find inspiration.

SOCIAL FACTORS

We create fair architecture for the common good. We are mindful of the needs of everyone in the process, and of ensuring good conditions for our partners and all users. Architecture is a collective process.

BUILDING MATERIALS

We make use of non-polluting substances and building materials from renewable resources or recycled materials, and we document their value with material passports such as Madaster.

WASTE

We avoid waste, even during construction, use resources appropriate to the site, implement efficient land use and plan for dismantling and reuse.

LIFE SPAN

We design buildings intended to last a long time. Our concepts are designed for flexible use, and the materials have a long service life.

GREENERY

We make room for biodiversity by designing façades, roofs and other surfaces covered with greenery. Biological diversity has a positive effect on the climate. Plants cool and filter fine particles, and substrates reduce noise.

WATER MANAGEMENT

We put the sponge-city concept into practice, create retention areas, reduce runoff and consumption quantities – through the use of, among other things, grey water

MOBILITY

We work on reducing car traffic, planning cycle paths and underground bike garages, and interlinking mobility options, for example by creating mobility hubs.

ENERGY

We aim for energy-self-sufficient buildings with the highest Efficiency House standards, plan with geothermal energy as well as photovoltaics (PVT) and work with our partners to design innovative utility supply concepts.

DIGITALISATION

Digital applications, BIM models and simulations optimise our processes. We work with environmental footprint assessments and life cycle cost analyses to assure economic viability and efficiency.

CERTIFICATION

Our buildings are DGNB or BNB certified and we assist with additional certifications such as ECARF or Well.

Sustainable Work

CULTURE

We want all our staff to be satisfied. We achieve this through empowerment, respect and a high level of individual responsibility. External experts support us in this process.

METHODOLOGY

We operate in teams with agile structures. Empowerment and responsibility are paramount.

LONGEVITY

The collective and continuous development of our fields of activity ensures long-term viability, as do our sustainable business management and the cultivation of relationships to our partners.

RESSOURCES

We use resources from renewable sources, keep our CO2 emissions to a minimum and procure sustainably for the team kitchens.

HEALTH

We promote the health of our employees, supported by a company doctor.

MOBILITY

We actively promote the use of bicycles and public transport. We only travel by car or plane when absolutely necessary, and we compensate for unavoidable flights.

ENERGY

We use energy responsibly. Whenever and wherever possible, we reduce our energy consumption to a minimum. And we do so continuously.

DIGITALISATION

We ensure our work is of high quality by rigorously using tools such as digital kanban boards, the BIM method and PlanRadar.

CONTINUING DEVELOPMENT

In the spirit of lifelong learning, we invest in our employees’ continuous development and uphold the high quality of our work.

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