Except Integrated Sustainability
Sustainability consulting, design & development

Building the foundations of a sustainable society
We work with  front-running partners to realize  breakthrough sustainable projects for cities, buildings, companies, and industry. We drive systemic long term change with vision and passion, and activate this with integrated strategy, research, design, business modeling, and project management, supported by intense co-creation methods.

“Working with Except was inspiring and effective. They quickly delivered beyond our expectations. We look forward to future projects.”
-- Justin Elicker
Coordinator Community Carbon Fund, Yale University Office of Sustainability

We believe  a better tomorrow is possible, with significant benefits now
Our 600 projects worldwide are a testimony of the success of applied systems thinking. Our clients and partners span society's most vital resources, including cities, food systems, industry, financial services, infrastructure, and policy.


Innovation through collaboration
 Our teams combine science, design, and business management to achieve groundbreaking projects that work, using collaboration and co-creation. This way we're working on the transition towards a sustainable future since 1999.

How can we use our experience to support your organization's move towards a better future?
View our   services, read more   about us, or  talk to us.

Documentary short film: A Passion for Change (12 min)

What do we do?
Working areas
Sustainable Places
Sustainable Places
  • Cities
  • Buildings
  • Regions & Islands
Sustainable Organizations
Sustainable Organizations
  • Companies
  • Governments
  • Communities
Sustainable Sectors & Industry
Sustainable Sectors & Industry
  • Agriculture
  • Circular Economy
  • Software & Apps
  • In-Company
  • Open Registration
  • Train-the-Trainer
Integrated Project Management
Research & Analysis
Analysis & Strategy
Concept & Design
Design & Development
Business models & Feasibility
Execution & Project Management
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What's new?
Latest News
Latest Projects
Latest Articles
Meet the Team

Our team consists of 30 multidisciplinary experts from around the world, including scientists, designers, engineers, software developers, and business developers. We're practical and commited social entrepreneurs that love standing by our clients in any challenge.

Clients & Partners
Some of our partners & clients
Keep in touch

Contact Information

+31 30 307 5734
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Contact Hours
Monday-Thursday: 10:00 – 18:00
Friday: Time for reflection

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Offices & Visiting

Except Integrated Sustainability 
2e Daalsedijk 6A
3551 EJ Utrecht
the Netherlands

Our head office is located in our self-developed center for sustainable entrepreneurship, the Utrecht Community (UCo), a sustainably renovated listed heritage train depot.

Visiting with public transport (recommended)

  • Our office is about 12 minutes walking from Utrecht CS trainstation. Walk through the Noordertunnel for a faster route.
  • Taking the OV bike from Utrecht CS takes about 5 minutes.
  • Bus 120 and 3 also stop near our office. Get out at stop 'Viaduct'. From there it's a 3 minute walk (busplanner). 

Visiting with a car

Our office is easily reachable from any point with the car. There's ample parking space free of charge around the office. 


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