50% Less CO2 emission in 2030, we go for it!

Posted on: 9 June 2021

SUSTAINABLE BUILDING IS NATURAL IN THE NETHERLANDS. BUT WE WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE WITH PELECON. THAT IS WHY OUR GRADUATION STUDENT BAS VAN DEN DOOL RESEARCHED INTO THE SUSTAINABLE BUILDING OF LOGISTICS CENTERS. WE WANT TO EMIT 50% LESS CO2 DURING THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CONSTRUCTION BY 2030 IN ORDER TO COMPLY WITH THE CLIMATE AGREEMENT GUIDELINES THAT APPLY AT THE TIME. A BEAUTIFUL AMBITION AND TO REACH IT WE MUST TAKE STEPS. WE ARE READY!

Bas has conducted specific research into CO2 saving developments that can be applied within the construction of a logistics building. His research shows that there are two sustainable solutions for concrete that can reduce the shadow costs of a building. The application of ‘Freement’ was investigated, but also of geopolymers as cement replacements. Freement is a product that has already been used in many of our designs, it has also been Komo approved since last year. Geopolymer as a cement replacement is still in its infancy and much research still needs to be done into the long-term effects in particular, but can become the sustainable alternative to Portland cement.

STRONGER STEELS

A CO2 reduction has also been achieved for steel by using even stronger types of steel in steel structures than we currently use. By designing the construction with stronger steel, less steel is needed to achieve the same load-bearing capacity for the construction. This way you save steel and therefore also CO2 emissions!

A SECOND LIFE

By giving a construction a second life, you also realize a strong CO2 reduction. Finally, developments of design/policy were examined. The first is the principle of “remountable construction”, also known as “circular construction”. Construction elements are created here that can be dismantled without a demolition hammer at the end of their service life. It is not possible to completely disassemble and reassemble a building. But by investigating the possibilities with all project partners and product suppliers, we take each project one step further.

ADVICE ON SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTIONS

This is of course a quick summary of Bas’ complete research. We’ve left out the hard numbers, we’ll keep them to ourselves. Advice on durable, demountable and remountable constructions is part of our daily work. Would you like advice on this; please contact us via email info@pelecon.nl or call our advisors on 0182-231400.

THE FUTURE OF BAS

We take Bas’ complete research to heart; it is of great added value to us. We are therefore confident that Bas will find a challenging job after graduating, and his future employer will in any case bring in a good workforce. And who knows, we might be!