The construction industry consumes around 40 – 50% of raw-materials and at the same time is responsible for 60% of the total waste production. Not only does it have an ecological impact but also additional cost implications. Circular Economy is the key solution to mitigate this as it turns buildings into material banks. This means that an investment in Cradle to Cradle® (C2C) asset is an additional investment in raw-materials which over the past decades have seen a constant increase.
The Cradle to Cradle® concept (C2C) codeveloped by the German chemist Michael Braungart and architect William McDonough describes the principle of two continuous cycles (circular economy). Nondurable consumer goods are biodegradable and return to the natural nutrient cycle. Durable consumer goods are broken down into separate raw materials after use and returned to a technical cycle. Material quality is retained, so downcycling is avoided. All ingredients are chemically safe and recyclable. There is no waste in the conventional sense – only reusable nutrients.
Based on decades of experience in design and construction of sustainable buildings, we support you from the initial idea for new buildings and the analysis as well as optimisation of existing buildings or entire portfolios right through to certification and optimisation of building operation.
- Securing and increasing the market value of your building
- Ecological sustainability and long-term profitability thanks to lifecycle assessment
- Expert control to ensure that targeted building quality and operational outcomes are achieved
- Optimisation of building operation and reduction of operating costs