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Building with a positive footprint

This book illustrates what needs to be done for buildings to contribute to a better world, and what part you play in this.

Is the world better off with your building? In 99.9% of cases the answer is ‘No’. Almost every building pollutes the air, water, soil and damages biodiversity. What if we turned that around and focused on making a positive contribution? If buildings purify the air, water and soil, create biodiversity and generate more energy than we use? Then we will heal the world with our buildings.

Building with a positive footprint offers an accessible explanation on how you can build in a radically sustainable way and declares why this is not yet happening. It provides a new method with practical leads, tools and insights to get started yourself, and especially with your team and partners.

Vincent van der Meulen is an architect and partner at Kraaijvanger Architects. He wrote this book based on his own experience, driven by his desire to radically accelerate the sustainability of the construction industry.

Browse through a sneak preview of the book

A smoothly written, brief book with no pretensions, that above all is immediately applicable!

Vincent van Sabben, developmentmanager at Vorm

Vincent can also come and talk more about his formula for building with a positive footprint at your company, or give a workshop that will get you started together with this inspiring workbook.

If you have any questions feel free to contact or call 010-4989292

Een interview met Vincent voor Duurzaamgebouwd:

“Bepaal wat er een gebouw ingaat en zorg dat het er schoner uitkomt.” Dat is de definitie van een gebouw met een positieve footprint, aldus Vincent van der Meulen in het nieuwe werkboek Bouwen met een positieve footprint. “Bijna elk gebouw dat nu wereldwijd wordt gebouwd, verergert onze ecologische problemen. Ik ben daar helemaal klaar mee!” lees hier het hele artikel.

Whatever good things we build end up building us.

Jim Rohn