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If we have to build, then we should do so differently. And this is how!

The European Commission’s EU Green Deal plans to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050 – a milestone similar to landing on the moon. Our contribution to the necessary transformation of the building industry is the ATP Green Deal. Together with our clients, we are assuming responsibility for the future. Because, at ATP, sustainable design and building has gone from being a vision to a norm.

Today, sustainable buildings can only be realized with the help of digital, integrated design processes. BIM model, TZ Seestadt
Today, sustainable buildings can only be realized with the help of digital, integrated design processes. BIM model, TZ Seestadt

It’s only possible through integration.
Whether a building is sustainable? This isn’t only determined by the architect who implements innovative material concepts. Or by the structural engineer who can calculate the loadbearing capacity of timber columns. Or by the building services engineer who understands heat pumps. It’s all of these together who determine, during the earliest design phase, whether a building will be an opportunity for or a burden on people and the environment. And there’s even more demand today for architects and engineers who have learnt to look beyond the horizon of their own disciplines. Sustainable buildings require integrated design. 

It’s only possible digitally.
When lots of people work together, reliable data are essential. Data, which all participants in the design process can use simultaneously. A model, which contains all the information required by all those involved in creating a building. A tool, which automates processes, highlights potential, and identifies collisions. The tool that supports us decisively in such ways in every project and enables us to consider a building throughout its entire lifecycle is Building Information Modeling, or BIM. Sustainable buildings require digital processes.

It’s only possible if we learn.
As architects and engineers we’ve always been accompanied by the issue of sustainability. Our in-house research and specialist design companies for building physics, sustainability, and building services, ATP sustain and ATP zero, have been advising us for years about innovative strategies and solutions for living together in better and emission-free ways. But our current objective and responsibility is to establish sustainable and climate-friendly building as standard in all our design teams. Sustainable buildings require experience. 

It’s only possible with commitment.
This is why we’ve trained enthusiastic Sustainability Officers and Managers in all our offices. We’ve embedded comprehensive training modules on the subject of sustainability in the ATP Academy. And intensified our cooperation with research and teaching institutions. Our genuine interdisciplinary dialogue with experts from the fields of architecture and structural and building services engineering is ensuring that sustainable ways of thinking and acting are inherent to all our projects. Sustainable buildings require each and every one of us.

It’s always possible to get even better.
No BIM model leaves our offices without an ideal variant – a building that can operate in a climate-neutral manner. We invest the extra time to do this for every project. Why? Because we’re convinced: If we’ve already addressed the ideal variant before we begin to develop a real one, we will take the courageous design decisions demanded by today’s issues. Sustainable buildings require courageous decisions.

The six cornerstones of the ATP Green Deal

  • ATP designs CO2-neutral projects

    We minimize both red (building operations) and gray greenhouse gas emissions (building construction).
    For climate-friendly buildings!

  • ATP designs for the circular economy.

    We see buildings as urban raw materials reserves and carefully select building materials that can be used in closed loops.
    For the transition to a continuous circular economy!

  • ATP designs climate-resilient buildings.

    We analyze the risks faced by buildings as a result of future climate change and evaluate adaptive solutions.
    For resilient buildings!

  • ATP protects water resources

    We preserve water resources and minimize the impact on natural water cycles at a building’s location.
    For sustainable water management!

  • ATP designs healthy environments.

    We create healthy interiors that enhance performance and we design with low-emission building materials and products.
    For healthy feel-good spaces!

  • ATP designs to save resources.

    We make sparing use of the limited available natural resources.
    For more resource efficiency!

If we have to build, then we should do so differently.
The six cornerstones of the ATP Green Deal.

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