Sustainable Construction is a process of design, realization, management and re-allocation of a building that respects not only the environment but also the resources, users and the community.
The challenges are significant when you realize the influence of constructions on:
- Greenhouse gas emissions: construction (residential and office) is the second largest source of greenhouse gas emissions (heating, air-conditioning, lighting and construction) next to transportation;
- Energy consumption: the building itself accounts for almost 40% of energy consumption;
- Waste: construction is the largest producer of waste, three times the volume of unsorted kitchen waste (source: OVAM 2002).
Public authorities are aware of this and regulations are being increasingly tightened. By anticipating such constraints with Valideo, you're anticipating the future.
Valideo offers a unique global multifaceted approach to Sustainable Construction. Its guiding principles are set out in a referential covering 16 categories organised into 4 themes: Site & Construction, Management, Comfort & Health and Social Value.
In this respect Valideo Certification constitutes a unique investment that makes it possible to enhance the value of the building over the long-term. In the short-term, Valideo also makes it possible to optimize the costs of management and exploitation of a building.