Sustainability in Building & Construction

Win tenders, comply with regulations - now and in the future

Increase your efficiency, reduce your emissions and stay competitive with Environmental Intelligence.

Sustainability in Construction

Beat the competition
with Environmental Intelligence

Control your footprint

Access your footprint from everywhere and communicate it to your clients and contractors. Find the right suppliers based on their environmental performance.

Increase efficiency

Find the hotspots in your value chain that have the most impact. Identify cost savings, material reductions, and business opportunities.
Tender

Create winning tenders

Be one step ahead of environmental regulations, with readily available LCAs and EPDs of your complete portfolio. Inform contractors about your environmental performance – proactively.
Customer Success Story

How a construction company lowered their costs, reduced their emissions and unlocked business opportunities with Ecochain

Case Study: Construction Industry

THE GOAL

One of our clients – a mid-sized company in the infrastructure, concrete and recycling industry from the Netherlands, needed to make their products more sustainable to win tenders. They were highly interested in becoming more circular as a company.

Identified potentials

Material Costs

44% Cost Savings
19% Lower Social Costs

Production
Production

50% Savings in Diesel use
99% Reduction in CO₂ Emissions from Electricity Consumption

Transport

33% Reduction in CO₂ Emissions

Waste

100% Reuse of granulates

Product

100% Reuse of concrete modules

Results & Action

The customer not only made their product significantly more sustainable but also improved their margins. The insights provided by Ecochain translated into hard numbers – savings in raw materials, CO2 emissions, and ECI value.

But that wasn’t the end of it. The company identified that they could reuse granulates and concrete modules – a big business opportunity.

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Trusted by leading companies

»We are continuously trying to optimize our processes and reduce our energy consumption, use of materials and emissions. Ecochain helps us reduce the footprint of our customers' civil design projects and win tenders together.«
Alexander Pouw
Commercial Director, Theo Pouw Groep BV
Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)

Create Environmental Product Declarations on the fly

Environmental Product Declarations – short EPDs – are independently verified documents that communicate the environmental impact of your products. With Ecochain, you can create EPDs for your entire product portfolio in no time.

Ecochain complies with the following norms and standards

ISO 14040/44
ISO 14067
EN 15804

PAS 2050
European PEF compliance
European OEF compliance

ISO 14021/25 compliance
ISO 14001 data framework
ISO 50001 data framework

GRI data framework environment
EU Energy Efficiency Directive EED

Ecochain: Product Overview

An introduction to Ecochain

Every business is different. We strongly encourage you to schedule a demo with our environmental experts, so they can tailor it to your needs and show you how to get the maximum out of Ecochain.

Gain insights into impact flows

Take a closer look at the materials and processes that contribute to the environmental footprints of your products.

Ecochain Feature Impact Flow
Ecochain Product Footprint

Control your full portfolio's Footprint

Conduct LCA Life-cycle Assessments across your entire product portfolio at once and easily compare the footprint of individual products.

Compare the footprint of product lines based on production numbers

Understands the impact of product lines within the context of production numbers.

Compare Product Lines
Scopes Visualization

Analyze the environmental impacts of scope 1,2 and 3

Gain insights into the full scope of your impact across your value chain. Identify hotspots that point out opportunities for sustainable returns. Collaborate with value chain partners to optimize your environmental performance.

Dive into the details of your footprint

Zoom into the details of your footprint and break it down into 32 different environmental categories – from CO2 to water toxicity – or display your footprint as an Environmental Cost Indicator (ECI) score.

Footprint Details

Start being future-proof today.

These are your six steps to reduce your emissions, increase your efficiency and unlock business opportunities.

  1. Schedule a Demo
  2. Attend a tailored, in-depth presentation (45 minutes)
  3. Receive our tailored offer – the offer includes the implementation of Ecochain through our environmental specialists.
  4. Receive easy and self-explanatory templates to prepare the company data. Kick-off meeting with Ecochain specialists.
  5. Ecochain’s specialists help you with implementing the software, deliver actionable insights and train your team.
  6. Ecochain provides ongoing support and expert hours.

Our Environmental Management System provides a framework to manage and optimize bidding and tendering processes for contractors and suppliers

The construction sector is responsible for approximately 20% of global CO2 emissions. This implies that the sector has a great potential to make an impact. Relatively small efforts can have a strong effect. Public contracting authorities have recognized this and are raising the bar with environmental regulations to stimulate the sector, which generally impacts civil engineering and infrastructure projects first.

Integrated Environmental Intelligence can help the construction sector to maximize sustainable returns

Environmental Intelligence supports contractors and suppliers to gain insight into the hotspots of their value chain and collaborate more effectively with value chain partners to improve their green biddings and the overall design of sustainable infrastructure projects.

Construction material suppliers benefit from readily available product footprint information (LCAs and EPDs)

For material suppliers, it is increasingly important to have product footprint information readily available to help contractors to develop a winning bidding. Environmental Intelligence enables you to calculate the LCAs and EPDs of your complete product portfolio efficiently, and inform contractors (proactively) about the environmental performance of your products. This builds your competitive advantage as a go-to provider of sustainable materials.

It will also help you to identify environmental hotspots in your portfolio and apply product structure modeling to optimize your Bills of Materials. For example, concrete and asphalt producers use Environmental Intelligence to experiment with different mix designs to find their greenest mix.

 

Civil design contractors benefit from insights in supply chain hotspots

For contractors, the environmental performance of a project design is becoming a determining factor to create a winning tender.

Integrated Environmental Intelligence empowers you with a complete oversight and insight into the sustainability performance of your suppliers and enables you to fine-tune the most favorable price-sustainability ratio. This helps to optimize and speed up the bidding processes significantly.

 

Build a competitive advantage together

Environmental Intelligence enables the construction sector to manage and share integrated environmental information with value chain partners.

This allows material suppliers and contractors to collaborate effectively and increase the sustainability of their projects. Together, they can create winning tender bids with innovative sustainability solutions.

Talk to an expert

You will receive a personal product demo from one of our product specialists. We will walk you through Ecochain and answer your individual questions.

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Whitepaper Construction

Our whitepaper was specifically tailored towards the construction industry. It will show you how to build a competitive advantage through environmental data.