Rogier Bos (19950021) – We have to do it together

 

 

Rogier Bos (19950021) – We have to do it together

Sustainability is in our genes, when we design our products, we want to make something that lasts a long time. Our family business has been around since 1939, so we started at a time when little attention was paid to the human carbon footprint. Coal stoves and gas lamps were among the products we installed at the time. But the fossil fuels are running out, we can't ignore that. My generation will no longer be around to see that happen, but we are the generation that has to get the energy transition done. I feel that responsibility very strongly, as a consumer and as an entrepreneur. Meanwhile, our installation company has developed enormously in the direction of sustainable energy solutions, and we are also very aware of our own Co2 emissions. We limit it wherever we can. In fact, we are on the right track to generate more energy than we consume. Sustainability is now who we are.

An example is the first energy-producing apartment building in Europe. Traditional high-rise buildings consume enormous amounts of energy, with our 'Inside-out' consortium we have found answers in the form of sustainable energy generation, local energy storage and a smart way of modular integrated construction and installation techniques.

Sustainable driving is of course also an important part of the energy transition, with the number of kilometers we drive every year, it’s part of the solution. As far as I'm concerned, electric driving is only sustainable if you drive on green energy. As a preferred installation partner, we have helped Tesla customers with this for the first five years. We are currently applying techniques that allow you to charge a car directly with solar energy from PV panels on your own roof. Moreover, it is possible to supply this energy back to your home or business later via the same car. We also work with a partner that supplies electric shared cars to consumers. Such initiatives are the future, we have to do it together.

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