Sustainable buildings

Adding value to society

Sustainability is a versatile concept that is viewed in many ways. Iv’s understanding of sustainability is to add real value to society using smart technical solutions. Solutions that reduce CO2, save energy and contribute to a circular society. Raw materials, components and products must retain their value for as long as possible. Moreover, raw materials must be reused as much as possible. Our design and asset management approach seeks the optimal solution within the following constraints:


  • Keep the loop as small as possible for as long as possible.
  • Give substance to the objectives set out in the Paris Climate Agreement.
  • Minimise (social) lifespan costs.


A critical assessment of the impact

In every project, we assess the extent to which we can make a real difference in terms of sustainability. This involves focusing initially on prolonging the use, ideally without significant life-extending adjustments. We do this by measuring, monitoring, inspecting, testing, analysing, and/or calculating structures and installations. Where possible, we make our designs circular. We aim to work with our clients towards a circular society where we can live and work comfortably and healthily. By combining our knowledge and expertise from the various markets in which Iv operates, we help our clients find solutions that deliver the greatest possible impact regarding sustainability.

Shaping sustainability ambitions

As an engineering company, Iv is often at the forefront of major projects, which means we can make a real difference in terms of sustainability. We strive to create real value for society with our technical solutions. In close collaboration with clients, Iv aims to play a role in the transition to a circular economy. The CO2 Performance Ladder helps us shape our ambition to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions within our organisation and our projects. Iv holds a level 5 certification on the CO2 Performance Ladder. All documents related to the CO2 Performance Ladder can be found here. These documents can also be accessed via the Foundation for Climate Friendly Procurement and Business (SKAO) website.

CO2 performance ladder


Iv works worldwide on unique projects that are of great importance to society. From offshore wind platforms, unique bridges and the world’s largest lock gates to buildings, factories, water treatment plants, container cranes and more. We deliver workable solutions of the highest quality for issues of all sizes and complexities.

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Curious about the possibilities for your project?

Wouter, managing director Infra and also COO of Iv, would be delighted to discuss this with you! Get in touch via +31 88 943 3200 or send a message.

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Wouter van der Wiel