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Sustainable construction has many advantages for real estate investors, users and tenants of buildings, and for society. Read tips, ideas, approaches and examples. And how economic, social and effectively combine into environmental sustainability.

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Will the real circular building provider and materials expert please stand up!

(As published earlier on the CircularCity website) I have had a strange dream last night. On the sidewalk I almost ran into to a man who was looking really pleased at a newly refurbished façade. “What exactly do you see?”, I asked him. “A beautiful piece of craftsmanship”, was his answer and he told me […]

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NEXT21 Japan, adaptation key example to sustainable implementation

Do we have no need in growing experience in renewable energy deployment anymore? Do we know everything already and never anything went wrong? Modifications to systems and buildings facilitates change from previous implementation versions. Without this key to improving loss-models they can not be upgraded or the threshold to learn of improvements will so high that it does not get […]

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Why a traditional building contract is so dangerous for you

What do you want from a contractor? That he builds exactly what you ask for, right? In the Netherlands you rarely get that, because you’re not the one in charge under a traditional Dutch building contract. Money is leading. Not your money, but the contractor’s money. And he can not really earn a living unless […]

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Open Building as a blueprint for affordable adaptable homes worldwide

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 […]

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How to increase your influence and options with Open Buildings

Can I ask you something? Who do you think is the best sponsor when it comes to your new home or workplace? Is that the investor, developer, architect or contractor? No, that really is you! For years BRIQS has been arguing passionately for more influence for you in the development and construction process. Experience and research […]

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