Signing the protocol

Jan De Nul signs protocol for climate roofs

On 23 February, the Embuild partners, including Jan De Nul Group and subsidiary PSR, signed a protocol for climate-proof roofs in the presence of the Flemish Minister for the Environment. With this protocol, more than 100 stakeholders join forces in an initiative to help the construction sector support the European climate objectives. Climate roofs offer benefits such as CO2 reduction, water absorption, a boost for biodiversity and much more.

Together with more than 100 other parties, Jan De Nul and subsidiary PSR signed the Climate Roofing Protocol. With this, after signing the Concrete Accord in 2023 and the Green Part Nature Inclusive Parking Lots, the company goes one step further in future-oriented construction. After all, climate roofs support several European objectives: climate protection, the transition to renewable energy, additional living space. Besides the required building sustainability, where a roof must be robust, wind- and watertight as well as soundly insulated, each roof is examined to see which functions can best be applied.


Jan De Nul has experience with climate roofs.

As a contractor, Jan De Nul has been using more sustainable construction techniques for a while now. For the new office building in Aalst, we included the different roof types in the design. Most roofs will combine biodiversity (green roof) with water retention (blue roof) and/or renewable energy production (yellow roof). Some lower roofs, besides water retention, also have a social function as terraces on which sports activities, meetings and lunch can take place (red roof).

We share our knowledge and experience with partners and clients.

We use the knowledge we have accumulated so far as a basis for our future projects. Brownfield developer PSR emphasises progressive and sustainable construction. By incorporating innovations such as carbon-neutral roofs, we enable our customers to live in harmony with their environment. This not only creates a sustainable living environment, but also a microclimate where temperatures are several degrees lower than in the average urban setting.

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