(ID:253) sustainable building materials … Green Works label

Raab Karcher
Distribution of (Sustainable) Building Materials

AddressDillenburgstraat 14, 5652 AP, Eindhoven, Netherlands
ContactMartijn van Niekerk, Branche manager, martijn.van.niekerk@raabkarcher.nl
Line of industryManufacturer/Supplier
Area of expertiseConstruction; Sustainability; Transport
Size251- 1000 employees

Role of company/organisation

Raab Karcher is leading in the Dutch Market concerning Sustainable Building Materials. We have developed the concept “Greenworks” in which we rate the matter of Sustainabilaty of the most common materials. In this way all participants in this process can benefit in contributing to Sustainability by using these materials in the construcion process. In short we can provide information and advise about the use of building materials that improve the sustainability of all the buildings that have to be renovated. This concept has been proven succesfull since the introduction of Greenworks in 2008.

Opportunities for collaboration

Our company's main artery and objective is to build bridges between all participants in a buildingprocess to make it succesfull. Corporate Social Responsibility is one of our most important trademarks.

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Greenworks Vision A sustainable company ensures that it has a positive impact on the rest of the world and its future, both in terms of the environment, people and society. Raab Karcher has developed the Green Works label. Under this label we offer numerous sustainable building materials selected from our existing range. A distinctive range of 'green' products, which contribute to a sustainable built environment. Raab Karcher stands for sustainable Habitat In the composition of the assortment Green Works products, is carefully looked at the sustainable attributes of a product and the course that the government promotes in the field of sustainability and the environmental performance of the product. From the extraction of raw materials from nature to the processing of waste from the demolition of a building. This helps realizing the preliminary scope of Eindhoven Sustainable City and Making innovation visible.

Illustrating fileCall for Outline 1 Eindhoven.pdf
Type of ideacombination of product and service
Category of ideatechnical; design; work flow; financial
Enabling conditionsCommitment of all participants concerning the realisation of a Sustainable Habitat

Stage of development

Proven innovation: it has been used in practice on a small scale.

Substantiation stage of development

All the information needed concerning results, reference projects, market introduction, can be found on: http://www.raabkarchergreenworks.nl

Provability contribution to sustainability

Proven contribution to sustainability; this has been shown in practice.

Step in the right direction

The concept of Greenworks has been developed in cooperation with: The Dutch Gouvernment (concerning Law and Regulations) GPR Gebouw BREEAM GreenCalc

Flexible idea

All the products in Greenworks are tested according to the LCA Methode.

Good investment

For references which indicate the good investment financially, societally or socially we would like to refer to our website. http://www.raabkarchergreenworks.nl


We would like to offer you the possibility to visit our Greenworks Academy in Breda where we can present you the full scope of our concept GREENWORKS.

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