The guiding principle for an integrated approach to sustainable construction for VK lies in the sustainability assessments. A wide range of rating systems exist, including LEED, BREEAM, HQE, GRO and WELL. In Europe, the last four mainly apply. We use their philosophy in our sustainable designs and also offer these services for official certification of your project.
- BREEAM International Assessor
- BREEAM Accredited Professional
- BREEAM In-Use Auditor
- WELL Accredited Professional
- Référent HQE
Certification gives you market recognition for sustainable buildings and a system to reduce operational costs and improve working and living conditions.
The aim of the sustainability evaluation systems is to enable a structured assessment of the various performances of a project. Such an assessment goes beyond the evaluation of the energy performance of buildings and is extended to all life cycle phases of the building. It supports the realisation of sustainable buildings with minimal environmental impact. This impact is evaluated on the basis of several themes: management, health and well-being, energy, water, mobility, materials, waste, landscape and ecology, pollution...
For new construction, renovation and existing buildings, we evaluate the sustainability criteria of the project and assist the design team and the client in achieving their ecological objectives. The sustainability criteria are defined, after which we guide you in achieving the environmental objectives, depending on the classification you want to achieve.
It is crucial that the input is given during the design process. This allows us to draw up a list of priorities in order to achieve a high sustainability score. This integrated approach appears to be the most cost- and time-efficient way to design innovative and sustainable projects.
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