Our mission: Making all buildings and homes more sustainable. With the help of online tools and the insights of our consultants, we turn everyone into a sustainability manager. With the right insights, everyone can start working on sustainability!
Making all buildings and homes more sustainable: this is our mission! But how do we do that? CFP started as a consultancy, and has translated the successful experience with more than 400,000 buildings into online tools for everyone. This enables anyone to make buildings more sustainable with their own suppliers, contractors and bank. As a result, the entire construction sector is now able to become more sustainable itself. CFP Green Buildings has grown from a scale of greening 3,000 buildings per year to over 3.5 million buildings per year in a growing number of countries.
From the Van Gogh Museum and various municipalities to Lloyds Bank and the World Port Center, we are changing the supply chain. We make sustainability transparent and accessible. This has advantages for every stakeholder. For the bank, it means being able to issue more green bonds and get a lower risk profile, more satisfied customers and CO2 reductions in its annual reports. Building owners get lower energy costs, a high-quality, sustainable and healthy building, and reduced CO2 emissions. Tenants get lower service costs, energy costs and CO2 emissions and a healthier living environment. The suppliers and contractors get more orders, better quality buildings and higher quality work. Manufacturers get more influence on the market, more room to innovate, more impact, and of course reduced CO2 emissions.
CFP is active within various organisations with efforts to accelerate the shift towards more sustainability. Managing director Bram Adema is on the supervisory board of MVO Nederland, the advisory board of Saxion University of Aplied Science for the master’s degree in Real Estate, and is a board member of the Dutch Green Building Council. We also work with Duurzaam Gebouwd and Facility Management Netherlands and are always looking for new discoveries and developments. CFP’s activities have earned it a nomination for the King Willem I Award for Sustainable Entrepreneurship in 2022.
You can find us in seven countries, and we continue to expand our horizons. We do this through things like scientific research, informative articles and events. Olivier, for example, leads a sailing tour in which he combines his hobby as a birdwatcher with the theme of biodiversity in the built environment. Every year, we organise the Green Buildings Event, a programme of various workshops, keynote talks and innovations. We also host CFP Innovation Days that give innovative companies an opportunity to pitch their innovations. Finally, we hold the annual Green Buildings Regatta, a sailing race in which we bring together various parties from the sector to let their creative energy flow.
The certificates of CFP Green Buildings
For us, sustainability is about more than just the right building methods and efficient use of energy. We want to contribute to a future built by and for happy, healthy and safe people. That is why we are not only actively engaged in making buildings more sustainable, but we are also working to improve health in buildings. In addition, we support projects that combat climate change. For example, we are taking part in the 2 Degrees North Pole Expedition, which is collecting important data on snow in the polar region. And our team members are also involved in sustainability projects in Nepal and Kenya.
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