Is the grass really as green as we’d like to pretend in the circular economy?!? From the government’s perspective our current real estate is primarily a cash cow. What if commodity banks would take over the ownership of buildings and make them available to us for use? The income from property transfer tax has therefore come […]
Economic principles are the basis for choices of both end users and investors. Investments are – in addition to stocks and bonds – an essential way to transfer long term money, to speculate or as collateral for bank loans. For users a building constitutes a cost to deliver value to live or work.
Did you know that there exists a method called Open Building that allows affordability, happiness and health to link buildings in developing cities? You only need to look at yourself to know when you feel really happy in your living or working environment. That is when you have an influence over it, when that environment […]
Does the heat in your house escape through the walls as well as through the roof? If so, I can imagine that you would want to start renovating and insulating. A good decision, definitely, because your living comfort will increase and you can expect a considerably lower energy bill. And that’s where things go wrong! […]
Do you want only the best when it comes to housing? Of course you do! Therefore you are critical of the influence your environment has on your health and wellbeing. Therefore, you pay attention to the (re)use of raw materials and energy consumption. That’s why you want a home that is adaptable to your changing […]
Half a million building permits: are we going to sink or swim? What benefits you the most as a resident? Your municipality spending money on a safe living environment, employment and beautiful green landscaping? Or it spending money on issuing stacks of individual building permits when there is an alternative? The way things are now, […]