New buildings are now almost energy neutral or they even generate energy on balance.
From 2020, new EU standards will apply for new buildings requiring these buildings to be energy neutral when in use.
However, customers are more often demanding further reductions in the environmental impact of buildings. These can be achieved by making the construction process and the manufacture of building materials more sustainable as well.
At the basis of this is circular construction with focus on the reuse of building materials.
Read the ING report here.