We knew the task ahead would need collaboration among all construction stakeholders, something that have been reassured through the variety and importance of our supporters in this quest: architects, engineers, contractors, green building rating schemes, universities and public bodies from all across Europe make up this selected group of pioneers we have on our side. Your commitment to sustainability will not be forgotten down the line.
The volume of support achieved is incredible, considering the initiative is still doing baby steps and our communication campaigns haven't really started yet. Among all our endorsers, we add up about 28% of the Green Building market worldwide, over 170,000 people's workforce and well above € 17,000 million revenue.
To those companies more conservative, I must say: our doors will always be open for you. The mammoth task ahead of us will welcome any help, whatever the size or the kind.
Among those organisations supporting our request of European R&D funds, we are allowed to mention:
- Architectural practices like: M-A-M Architecture (ES) and tp bennett (UK)
- top-20 international engineering consultants like: Ramboll UK
- Public bodies committed to Innovation and Sustainability like: GAIN - Galician Agency for Innovation (ES)
Some of the unanimous positive feedback the project has received so far:
"It makes total sense to go down a parallel path to energy efficiency certification, and the industry would benefit from this to help drive more consideration of carbon impact from a structural perspective. It is very much in keeping with the Ramboll mission, and I am keen that we support it."
Mat MacNab, Ramboll UK Innovation and Excellence Director
"The paper demonstrates well that a unified assessment method is required [...] The ambition to update the method over time is excellent."
Elsevier's specialist reviewer #1
"This is the kind of research and approach to building design which I believe can result in deep changes in architectural sustainability"
Dushko Bogunovich, Adjunct Professor, Architecture, Auckland University NZ
"Your proposal could represent a significant opportunity to improve the sustainability of the construction industry and the way that buildings are designed."
Chris Webb, Head of Sustainability and Environmental Management at tp bennet Architects
"You treat design optimization as a whole in many aspects and this is the right approach to get optimal solutions for practical designs"
Tomasz Sokol and Tomasz Lewinski, Proffesors at Warsaw University of Technology
"Loved your quantitative approach to constraint the theoretical optimum"
Jaime Cervera, Professor at Polythechnic University, Madrid
"Congrats to the great paper! Way to go! I'm in full support and hope we'll hear more of this in the future!"
Martin Rettinger, Researcher at Technische Universität Berlin