TOTEM helpdesk

Client: SPW
Partners: WTCB and BB
Timing: 2019 - 2024
Status: in execution

Research & development I Circular building

Bureau Bouwtechniek and the Institut de Conseil et d'Etudes en Développement Durable (ICEDD) manage OVAM's TOTEM helpdesk together with the WTCB.

Context
To help the Belgian construction sector objectify and reduce the environmental impact of buildings, the three regions have developed TOTEM (Tool to Optimize the Total Environmental Impact of Materials). The partners in the project are OVAM, Bruxelles Environnement and the Service Public de Wallonie. 

Goal
TOTEM facilitates actors in the Belgian construction sector (architects, design offices, contractors, developers, public authorities, etc.) to identify and reduce the environmental impact of buildings from the very start of the design phase.

TOTEM pillars

  • To stimulate the creativity of designers and to realise projects that meet tomorrow's environmental requirements. 
  • To evaluate the environmental impact of building elements or buildings based on a scientific method adapted to the specificities of the Belgian construction market. 
  • To stimulate innovation and encourage ecodesign in building systems.

Team BB: ir. arch. Jona Van Steenkiste

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