Sustainable built environment

The built environment has a broad spectrum of impacts on our cities. It has the largest single share in global resource use and pollution emission. Achieving a sustainable built environment involves designing, building and operating structures that meet and exceed our expectations. Explore the wide range of possible ways of implementing sustainability in the built environment

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Image: Pedestrian app helps the elderly cross the road safely

Pedestrian app helps the elderly cross the road safely

The municipality of Tilburg started a trial with the CrossWalk pedestrian app in May. This app, which was developed in cooperation with technology partner... read more »

Image: Allegro – Active Mode Traffic

Allegro – Active Mode Traffic

Allegro is a European Horizon 2020 research project about active traffic modes, granted to professor Serge Hoogendoorn from the Delft University of Technology.... read more »

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3D Print Canal House

The 3D Print Canal House is a unique project where an international team of partners collaborates in ‘research & doing’ linking science, design,... read more »

Image: AquaReUse – Greenhouse Circular Water Chain

AquaReUse – Greenhouse Circular Water Chain

AquaReUse is a purification concept where waste water from greenhouses is purified in order to reuse this water for irrigation. In fact, a greenhouse circular... read more »

Image: TransformCity® – Plan And Create Your Own City

TransformCity® – Plan And Create Your Own City

TransformCity® is a highly actionable and locally dedicated online urban transformation dashboard. It integrates visual storytelling, data-sharing, co-creation,... read more »

Image: The BuildingGuide / De Gebouwengids

The BuildingGuide / De Gebouwengids

Excursions on architecture and urban planning in Amsterdam, Almere, Rotterdam The BuildingGuide (Dutch: De Gebouwengids) organizes tours in the field of... read more »

Image: MX3D – 3D Printed Bridge over Canal

MX3D – 3D Printed Bridge over Canal

We are MX3D, a company that researches and develops groundbreaking robotic 3D print technology. Our robots print sustainable materials such as metals and... read more »

Image: The Edge: The Most Sustainable Building in the World

The Edge: The Most Sustainable Building in the World

  OVG Real Estate, the Dutch commercial real estate developer and investor, has created the most sustainable building in the world, after its newest... read more »

Image: SolaRoad – Harvesting Solar Energy on Roads

SolaRoad – Harvesting Solar Energy on Roads

SolaRoad is a pioneering innovation in the field of solar energy harvesting. It is a unique concept, which converts sunlight on the road surface into electricity:... read more »

Image: IoT Living Lab

IoT Living Lab

The IoT Living Lab provides public networks, open infrastructure, and data for developers to accelerate emerging IoT innovations for Smart City solutions.... read more »

Image: Plant Lab – Closed Growing Environment for Crops

Plant Lab – Closed Growing Environment for Crops

PlantLab is on a mission to change the way the world is fed. Through their revolutionary technology, they can grow fruits and vegetables on a fraction of... read more »

Image: Smart Cities Program from TU/e

Smart Cities Program from TU/e

The focus of the TU/e Smart Cities Program (SCP/e) is in line with the definition of Smart Cities used by the European Union: “how to best design and... read more »

Image: GeWoonboot –  Sustainable houseboat venue for meetings and training courses

GeWoonboot – Sustainable houseboat venue for meetings and training courses

The geWoonboot was built in 2007 by the DeltaWonen housing corporation, as a prototype of a self-sufficient floating home. In the Netherlands, as a water-rich... read more »

Image: Smart Energy Pilot “EnergyFrontrunners”

Smart Energy Pilot “EnergyFrontrunners”

In the Dutch municipality of Heerhugowaard, the energy system of the future is being tested in smart energy pilot entitled ‘EnergieKoplopers’... read more »

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