By 2050, all urban environments in the Netherlands have to be energy-neutral. A huge ambition, greatly challenging the real estate and energy sectors where technology is concerned. Not only the share of sustainable energy needs to be increased, the built-up environment - both existing and new - will also have to be adapted in order to increase its energy-efficiency.
ABT is currently involved in a number of national and international research programmes in the area of energy efficiency. Thanks to this involvement, we are able to keep up-to-date on the latest developments in the area of smart grids, for instance, which enable the distribution of solar energy. In addition, we are continually improving the ability to predict the energy consumption of buildings. As a foundation expert, ABT is also involved in the construction of wind turbines on land.