Sustainable engineering

Sustainable development means taking account of today's generation without thereby preventing future generations from meeting their own needs.

It is therefore essential to strive for real estate solutions that are socially, ecologically and economically sustainable and that take account of the needs of the building users. Sustainable real estate means security for the future. The practice of adhering to continuously developing standards and specifications offers a promising approach.

 

In striving to achieve sustainability, we pursue the following goals:

  • The protection of human health (light, noise, ambient air, etc.)
  • The allocation of financial resources for investment in real estate
  • The protection of society's social and cultural values
  • The minimisation of energy consumption and greenhouse gases
  • The conservation of resources and the basis of our existence (energy, building materials, soil, air, water)

 

Our range of services:

  • Guiding principles and strategies for buildings and sites
  • Energy standards and sustainability (2000 Watt Society, Efficiency Path, etc.)
  • Energy sustainability certificates: Minergie (P, A, ECO), LEED, DGNB, SGNI
  • Energy and sustainability concepts (site, buildings, building systems engineering, operations)
  • Green building (strategies, design and certificates)
  • Sustainability ratings for buildings and sites
  • Materials and building ecology (grey energy, hazardous substances, etc.)
  • Architectural design competition procedures: definitions, specifications, preliminary reviews, jury selection
  • Applied research: development of drafting and design instruments, feasibility studies

Contact

Andreas Huterer

andreas.huterer(at)amstein-walthert.ch

Phone + 41 44 305 98 11