Can we afford ecologically sustainable buildings?
Can we afford ecologically sustainable buildings?

When talking about ecological sustainability, economic sustainability is a parallel subject. Economic viability of any project is crucial, in order not to jeopardize its environmental ambitions. If the project fails financially, or its operation doesn’t meet the market expectations, it was all waste of resources.

Saving natural resources, means for us saving also economic resources. Any marginal surplus investment in ecologically sustainable construction is set off by faster construction period, more effective and affordable usage in long term, and more persistent long-term value in the future investment environment where ecological requirements are set significantly higher than today.

First, we want to look at the size of the project and how to maximise the use of it. This is the easiest and most effective way to save both financial and natural resources. Thereafter with appropriate construction method we aim to create the most time- and cost-effective solution, taking advantage of modularity and prefabrication where possible. Operational costs are driven down by energy efficient design, flexible spatial planning solution and appropriate renewable energy source where feasible.

We take the issue of economic and ecological sustainability seriously and expect our clients to do the same. As if we don’t, the consequences will be equally dire for our wallet as well as the environment.