There are many more resources in the world being used than created. Pollution of the environment and the atmosphere is continuously growing. It is obvious that an entirely new way of handling energy, resources and environment is necessary.
We at Bartels believe in solutions, not problems. Practical, affordable solutions that can actually be found and implemented. We are convinced that technology and science will discover the really big solutions in the area of sustainability.
Corporate Social Responsibility at Bartels
As engineers we can play an important role concerning social responsibility. Bartels has therefore explicitly chosen to give our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) a prominent place in our general policy and way of doing business. Instead of dividing our CSR policy into the commonly used ‘people, planet, profit method’, we divided our policy in three important categories:
- Sustainability at our work
- Sustainability in our work
- Advisor in sustainability
Advisor in sustainability
We want to establish ourselves as independent consultant, to review sustainability in construction projects and advise on possible improvements.
Numerous attempts have been done by (independent) bodies to provide a method for measuring the sustainability of buildings. In total there are now over 50 instruments in circulation. Our view on sustainability matches with the following methods, in which we can advise:
- BREEAM (NL + International)
- Energy performance standard
- Energy label