Sustainable policies for the build environment
Living is more than just professional work, it’s personal work!
- How to involve the individual decisions of residents in houses, buildings and areas?
- How to manage the equal decision-making of citizens in addition to municipalities and companies?
- Which authority did the resident specify?
- What are the sustainable, fossil-free, circular and healthy rules for companies, municipalities and citizens?
- What change does your organization need to realize this?
Form the knowledge network of personal living requirements in which costs are reduced, realized faster and sustainable quality becomes normal. Municipalities, project developers and residents (rent / purchase) in (new-build) homes deserve relevant solutions for at home. Offices, healthcare institutions and retail has similar challenges. And they are already there, we help them find, communicate and realize.
Municipalities such as Amsterdam and Utrecht will also require that you build circular for all buildings like housing. And report on what is yet out of reach and why.
The European legislation (EPBD) soon require that you also take into account the effect of the home on the health of the resident.
Finally, residents are becoming more and more articulate, their housing needs are becoming increasingly diverse and are changing faster then ever.
Approach to residents’ decision-making rights and changing laws and regulations
As a property developer, you determine together with investors and future owners (such as housing corporations and private owners and in coordination with the municipality), what buildings and houses will look like. Residents usually have little say – they do not have a choice or they are informed very late. But that is changing.
Furthermore, many project developers are inclined to transfer any arising to the design team and the construction team. But they do not know either. No one can solve new problems with the knowledge of the old approach.
With the decision-making right of the resident and the changing legislation, you risk ending up in a conflict of interest. The only way to solve this is to prevent the conflict, by take advantage of the right approach.
Prevent construction damage from project developers
The project development of housing construction will easily take over five years. You only get to know the occupant of a owner-occupied home a year prior to completion, and often you will not know the tenant at all.
All of the cables and pipes are connected into the skeletal structure of the base building, therefore consequential damage occurs when the project developer, future owner, or occupant wishes to make an unforeseen change during the process. How can this be avoided?
Split physically base building and fit-out
What happens if you build houses as you build stores; first only the skeletal structure?
Within that you could let the resident decide everything: layout, energy system, installations, kitchen, and bathroom. You could commission this installation yourself, but what happens if the resident does it themselves under your conditions?
You have complete freedom in the supporting structure and façade. You also determine building-bound installations such as rainwater drainage and connection of sewer and electricity in the house to the utility in the street. This lasts much longer than the various residents live in it.
When you split base building and fit-out in two sequential phases, you are ready for the future. You can change everything in the second phase without causing damage to the main structure and can therefore easily renovate. This means you can always meet changing requirements and laws during your project development and even afterward.
Integrate fossil-free, circular and healthy
The BRIQS Foundation supervises the municipality, the real estate world and contractors of the base building into incorporation of new contact and contract with the user.
With this, we make buildings and living intertwined and flexible for everyone involved in the future.
Efficiency, risk, and speed all improve at the same time. We inform you with books, Masterclasses and personal advice. We focus on quality of living and faster transitions towards fossil-free, circular and healthy building(s).
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