"Nowadays, energy-saving measures have a faster return on investment"

Ferry Breugem, senior sales manager

Building energy-efficiently

Saving energy in glass structures

Which measures are most effective?

Investing in sustainability is becoming increasingly interesting and therefore more important due to rising energy prices. But what energy-saving measures are there?

As your 'Knowledge based builder' we are happy to inform you about the energy-saving options for the long and short term.

On the short-term:

Make sure that you save optimally with the current resources by, among other things:

Groene muur WHC

Good insulation as a basis for sustainability

If you want to make the garden centre more sustainable, it is smart to start with insulation. Older garden centres in particular are poorly insulated. With good roof, facade and floor insulation, heat remains in the garden centre and in the summer the insulation ensures that the heat remains outside.

Sustainable investment in existing garden centre

There are also many options for making an existing garden centre more sustainable, such as:

  • LED lighting - more economical in energy consumption;
  • Climate screens control temperature, UV radiation, humidity to reduce energy costs;
  • Solar panels - to generate energy.

Or more economical cooling and heating:

  • HR boilers
  • heat pumps
  • heat and cold storage
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Gardheimar special developed gutters 2 26-09-2022

Specially developed insulated wide rain gutters

The wide insulated rain gutters have been developed and are now used at the new garden centre Gardheimar. They have extra-large capacity to prevent nuisance during extreme rainfall. Together with the extra thick (polycarbonate) sandwich panels, no less than 50 mm thick, this will ensure even better insulation and therefore an energy saving of more than 40%.

Gardheimar building garden centre Smiemans 24-08-2022

Construction progress of 7,250 m2 garden center in Iceland

In Iceland, a large part of the steel construction for the new garden center of Gardheimar is now in place. On a site of 20,000 m2, a total of the 7,250 m2 construction with a mezzanine floor will be built. The 1,100m2 warehouse has also been built.

Oplevering Natuur en gezondheidscentrum Maarssen 05-07-2022

Completion in sight for Nature and Health Center Maarssen (NL)

The wide span construction for Nature and Health Center in Maarssen has taken shape in a short period of time. The future-proof construction is heated and cooled without a gas connection. The materials used create an intimate, climate-proof complex in which sustainability is an important factor.

Abbings Buitenhof Nieuwbouw 14-06-2022

Congress IGCA of 2022 in the Netherlands

After two years of absence, entrepreneurs in the garden industry can finally meet again at the IGCA 2022 Congress in Amsterdam. Nearly 200 garden center owners have already registered to participate in the conference, which starts on Sunday 28 August and ends on Friday evening 2 September.

How can we help you in terms of sustainability?

As 'Knowledge Based Builder' we build:

  • Biophilic constructions
  • Multifunctional glasshouses
  • Climate proof constructions
  • Sustainable glasshouses


Contact us, we are happy to help!