Except Integrated Sustainability
Except Integrated Sustainability
Except Integrated Sustainability
We are a collective of experts that realize sustainable business, industry, policy and urban environments.
Multi-disciplinary innovation
Multi-disciplinary innovation
With over a dozen specializations at our disposal, we love creating synergies between science, design, nature and systems thinking.
Urban Renaissance
Urban Renaissance
We (re)develop cities, buildings, and regions, into beautiful, healthy and resilient places.
Clarity in complexity
Clarity in complexity
We use systems analysis and route mapping to develop strategies to go from now to a resilient future.
Worldwide experience and network
Worldwide experience and network
We rely on a decade of global experience, and partnerships.
Complete sustainability services
Complete sustainability services
We are a one-stop shop for innovation, including energy, urban environments, agriculture, products, industry, and governance.
Fundamental Sustainability Research
Fundamental Sustainability Research
We ensure long-term resilience with our full-spectrum Symbiosis in Development (SiD) method.
Software, Websites & Tools
Software, Websites & Tools
In addition, we develop tools, websites, and software for knowledge management and sustainability analysis.
What is Except?

Except is a cooperative of over 30 scientists, designers, and social entrepreneurs that take sustainable development to the next level. Together we develop concepts and strategies that make places, companies, industries and day-to-day life more resilient, more sustainable, and more human.

We provide strategy, conduct research, design solutions, and reconcile stakeholder interests for projects  from a sushi menu to eco-neighborhoods, and from online eco-dashboards to self-sufficient urban communities.

Our clients are as diverse as our projects:, from small family businesses in the Netherlands to multinationals in the US and Asia. They all have one thing in common: they want cutting-edge solutions that are future-proof, resilient, and above all, inspiring, realistic and feasible.

Through systems thinking, innovation, and co-creation we change complex challenges to game changing opportunities. Curious about what we can do for you?  Talk to us

“Except has excellent knowledge, resources, and a good work ethic. They provided realistic options for significant sustainability improvements of our region with innovative solutions. It couldn't have been better.”
-- Greg Powell
CEO Shire of Merredin, Western Australia
What's new?
Latest News
Latest Projects
Latest Articles
What do we do?
Working areas
Sustainable Places
Sustainable Places
  • Regions
  • Cities
  • Buildings
Sustainable Organizations
Sustainable Organizations
  • Companies
  • Governments
  • Communities
Sustainable Sectors
Sustainable Sectors
  • Agriculture
  • Circular Industry
  • Software & Apps
Services
Integrated Project Management
Integrated Project Management
  • Develop from idea to execution.
Analysis & Strategy
Analysis & Strategy
  • Resilient short and long term action plans.
Concept & Design
Concept & Design
  • Integrated concepts and powerful designs using co-creation.
Business models & Feasibility
Business models & Feasibility
  • Realistic circular business models with true-value integration.
Stakeholder Involvement & Training
Stakeholder Involvement & Training
  • Involve parties throughout value chains for support and impact.
Tools & Software
Tools & Software
  • Work faster and smarter with systemic tools, apps and workshops.
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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

Email: info@except.nl
Phone: +31 10 737 0215

Contact Hours
Monday-Thursday: 10:00 – 18:00
Friday: Time for reflection

Información en Español

Offices

Except Rotterdam
Stadhuisplein 15
3012 AR Rotterdam
the Netherlands
rotterdam@except.nl

Except Schiphol
Stationsplein N-O 426
1117 CL Schiphol
schiphol@except.nl
 

Except North America
northamerica@except.nl

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Newsletters

We have two newsletters: a bi-monthly with the latest happenings at Except, and the bi-weekly Wormfood Global News Digest. 

Want to keep track of the important things in the world? The Wormfood world news digest gives you the low-down, curated by the entire Except team. Read previous Wormfood newsletters here.

Except Newsletter
Wormfood World News Digest