One of the great challenges to achieve long term sustainability consists of converting our existing building stock to a sustainable state. Except combines smart new business models, sustainable renovation and bespoke design for pioneering redevelopment.
Economic realities create opportunities in the form of empty buildings in virtually every city of the world. These same economic forces offer opportunities that can be taken advantage of with innovative business models combined with smart design.
This approach uplifts existing real estate, makes financially solid investments, creates beautiful places for people and sets examples for sustainable design.
Except combines expertise in exemplary building renovation of housing, offices, utility, retail, industry and educational buildings with new business models and sustainable engineering. We find the leverage needed to profitably convert buildings, make them energy positive and beyond, and provide long lasting value for investors.
Except works closely with construction firms, developers, architects, planners, city governments and businesses all around the world, giving them the edge needed in a competitive market place.
BKCity is a magnificent listed monument of more than 30.000m2 functioning as the faculty of Architecture of the TU Delft. Except created a phased plan to make this historic educational building energy and carbon neutral within ten years.
The plan converts the building into a didactic tool that puts sustainability at the heart of education for generations of architects, introducing a unique in-building ecosystem that provides an inspiring environment, functional qualities and cost savings.
The San Francisco Transbay redevelopment project realizes the world’s largest rooftop park in the center of one of the world’s most exciting cities.
The design restructures the existing transport hub in the city center, featuring innovations such as measures to increase biodiversity, water purification, air filtration, quality public space and an exhilarating new green space in the center of the city.
The transbay terminal will be completed in 2015.
What is an energy neutral home? What are the benefits? The costs? What are the choices? What does it look like? And what kind of people live there?
Except and TNO have made an inspiration book to introduce interested house owners and construction professionals to energy neutral building and renovation. A book filled with examples, inspiration, interviews, tips and technical details: a book filled with energy!