The real estate and construction sectors are held back by an under-investment in innovation. Short-term focus and fragmented value chains prevent the improvement of efficiency.
The lack of innovation has also resulted in an industry that is now responsible for 39% of global energy-related CO2 emissions and more than 30% of our waste. Changing the way we build provides a tremendous opportunity to drastically limit the environmental impact and improve the productivity of the construction sector at the same time.
We do things differently. The time to design every new building as a unique object is coming to an end. And so is the standing practice of treating technical installations or maintenance as an afterthought.
We have created a set of standardised building elements that will allow our architects to create a wide range of different buildings with excellent architectural quality. By using off-site construction technologies, we will be able to create efficient and sustainable buildings while providing affordability and comfort for tenants.
Digitalisation is a critical enabler for all we do. Our architects are supported by artificial intelligence to generate layouts for our buildings and optimise their performance.
Next to automated building configurators, they work with a suite of bespoke tools that enable them to optimize CO2 performance, energy use, circularity, floor space efficiency, financial performance, and many other critical parameters that will help them to create superior designs.