Driving a Sustainable Built Environment
The built environment fulfills human needs by providing us with the spaces and infrastructure essential for living, working, recreation, and travel. At the same time the energy, materials, and carbon emissions produced during the construction and use of the built environment contribute significantly to environmental impact.
To address this, our team assists urban professionals — architects, planners, construction firms, and developers — in reshaping the built environment to alleviate climate impact, conserve resources, and foster sustainable innovation. Through reimagined design and holistic sustainability principles in construction and urban planning, we pioneer a path toward a more sustainable future.
Recognizing the need for solutions that will help the industry reduce carbon emissions, the Circular Buildings Coalition (CBC) aims to accelerate the adoption of circular economy strategies in the European built environment.
Building according to circular principles creates value for businesses while reducing environmental impact. Led by Metabolic and supported by the Laudes Foundation, the CBC published a report identifying ways to ensure compliance with forthcoming EU regulations, unlock business value, and turn waste into valuable resources
How we work towards a sustainable built environment
Our expertise lies in urban mining, portfolio analysis, and sustainable building design principles. We prioritize long-term implementation projects, guiding visions from conception to the realization of sustainable construction projects.
Job Papineau Salm
Sam van Hooff
Het Nieuwe Normaal: A complete framework for circular construction
Impact scan for timber construction in Europe
Sustainability masterplan for Sample in Amsterdam North
Materiaalvraag: The environmental impact of residential construction in the Netherlands
City of Amsterdam: Circular building tendering for sustainable innovation
Circular Amersfoort: Urban mining potential in the built environment
Development of new Cities’ Science-Based Targets for Nature launched at COP28
Circular Buildings Coalition paves the way for a circular transition in the European built environment
From polluted shipyards to a green district: 10 years of circularity in Amsterdam Noord
The Circular Toolbox delivers resources on sustainability in the built environment
Rethinking concrete to build more sustainable cities
How the right data supports a circular built environment
Director of Sustainable Cities & Regions
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Specialized in guiding visions from conception to implementation, Gerard and his team support cities, regions, and urban professionals in the transition towards a circular and inclusive future.