For us, sustainable entrepreneurship is the norm, the minimum ecological performance is paramount in the development of a new project.


Minimum energy consumption, optimum climate performance, sustainable materials

As one of the first in the industry, we are already committed to sustainability. At Smiemans, sustainable entrepreneurship is the norm, we follow the principles of "Smart Building" and IFD. In addition, we look at the raw materials, the energy consumption and thus the ecological effects before, during and after the exploitation phase of a glasshouse. This way we can also realize the optimum climate in an energy-efficient way.

Minimum ecological footprint

We realize glasshouses with minimal footprints, because our glass constructions:

  • are adaptable and reusable
  • are built from sustainable, preferably local, recyclable materials
  • are made virtually waste-free
  • deliver exceptional energy performance

A good example is the Dutch pavilion we built for the World Expo in Milan. After being used for presentations, meetings and dinners, this multifunctional glasshouse was dismantled and rebuilt at another location. 

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Our design and advice department realizes sustainable glasshouses at different levels:

1.   Energy

  • We find solutions for efficient use of energy
  • We reduce the loss of energy, e.g. by using transparent insulation materials
  • The options are endless: electricity can be fed back to the network using CHPs, PV cells, heat pumps, heat storage, energy-efficient lighting, thermal buffers and high performance boilers.

2.   Materials

  • We work with sustainably produced materials
  • This means that the materials have been manufactured locally, and that the materials we work with are reusable: steel, aluminium and glass
  • By working with prefab elements, we reduce waste to a minimum
  • We can make full use of practically all materials we work with

3.   Construction

  • As opposed to brickwork constructions, a glasshouse is flexible in size and can easily be moved to a different location
  • So the life cycle of a glasshouse is longer and the construction process is practically ‘waste-free’: everything is used
  • Construction is fast, with hardly any transport, and transport is highly efficient

Smart Building and IFD

To guarantee that your glasshouse is time-resistant, we work according to the principles of Smart Building and IFD: Industrial, Flexible and Demountable building. With this, Smiemans stands for an integrated approach to design and construction.

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Efficient and economic construction process

We also take into account possible changes in your building, by putting it together as much as possible from industrially manufactured building components. Installation technology is given its own place in the process and in the building.

The result: a flexible building and a more efficient and economic building process that permanently meets your wishes.

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