EN-Building with a Positive Footprint

  • EN-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.