Future-proof buildings

Earth Simulation Lab. Source: Arnaud Mooij

At the beginning of 2019, the University presented its vision on ‘future-proof buildings’, which included a new approach to new builds and renovation. At the heart of this approach is the need for buildings to be functional, healthy, energy-generating and circular throughout their life cycle.

With the Vening Meinesz building, completed in 2018, and the Earth Simulation Lab as examples, this approach will become increasingly visible in all planned new build and renovation projects in the coming years. 

In 2019, the University will also be issuing a materials passport for all buildings in need of either demolition or renovation. The passport indicates which materials were used in the construction and which of these can be reused for new construction projects.