Our company actively works on reducing its CO2 emissions. The CO2 performance ladder is a standard that encourages companies to act in a CO2-aware manner in their own business operations and when implementing projects. This mainly concerns saving energy, making efficient use of materials and using increasingly sustainable materials. We regard the CO2 performance ladder as being the best way of charting our CO2 footprint, working on reducing emissions and taking an active approach to this with all those around us.
It all starts with gaining a clear understanding of the existing CO2 emission. We have developed an emission inventory sheet in which our CO2 footprint is measured and can be presented to you for viewing.
Based on the insights set out under A., the emission inventories, we as a company have formulated a number of targets. We are working actively on these to reduce our CO2 footprint.
We will be keeping you up-to-date with our CO2 performance on our website. We have also set up an internal communication structure in which we describe our internal and external communications. If you have any questions, comments or ideas about our CO2 performance, please feel free to contact us using our contact form.
We work on sustainable initiatives or participations in our business operations and our projects. A selection of these initiatives and participations is set out below.
InVra plus is looking into the options for an energy landscape in a certain location. The possibilities for generating and storing green electricity based on a subsurface seawater reserve were looked into last year. InVra plus is the conceiver and leader of this plan. We are currently conducting a study into the economic feasibility of this plan.
In the context of the redevelopment of a city centre consideration was given to renewing the public lighting and making it more sustainable. This led to the following measures being put in place:
- Old masts replaced with masts with LED lighting
- Fewer new masts positioned but with more lighting output
- Use made of an outdoor lamp controller (OLC)
- A direct voltage network installed.
This was initiated by InVra plus. The maximum anticipated saving is 8,491 kWh.
BCTR stands for Bitumen Cement Treated Renewables and is used as a substratum in road constructions. Bitumen, cement mixtures, slag (or other renewable/secondary building materials), sand and filler are mixed together which creates a high quality building material that is slightly elastic and malleable, a product that is not constantly bound. The sustainability benefit of BCTR is that use is made of secondary building materials and/or waste materials in order to achieve savings on primary building materials. BCTR is produced using foam bitumen and is mixed at low temperatures. The benefits of BCTR are as follows:
- Reduced use of primary raw materials
- Optimum recycling of secondary building materials
- Mixed at low temperatures
- Small mobile installation with high capacity
- Product is reusable
- Limitation of traffic movements
- Low CO2 footprint
InVra plus initiated the development of this product.