Finch Buildings signs Green Deal on timber construction

Green Deal Wood Construction, Sander Fletterman signed the covenant on behalf of Finch Buildings
Sander Fletterman signed on behalf of Finch Buildings the Green Deal Wood Construction


By 2025, we will build one in five new homes in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area (MRA) from wood. That is the goal of the Green Deal covenant on timber construction to which more than 80 organizations signed on Oct. 21, 2021.

By 2025, 20% of MRA housing production will be made of wood and other biobased materials, so new homes will be built faster and more sustainably. This will result in about 220,000 tons of CO2 emissions reduction and a significant reduction in nitrogen emissions annually. With wood building homes industrially produced and sufficient sites, homes are built faster, are more affordable, made from healthy materials and there is less construction waste.

Private, public and knowledge institutions: intensive collaboration

The Green Deal covenant on timber construction was drawn up through intensive triple helix cooperation. Together with governments, market parties (from startups to large companies) and knowledge institutions, a substantial list of agreements has been reached, both in a general sense and per type of party. The jointly set goal requires considerable efforts from all parties in numerous areas: from renewal of knowledge and working methods to a different use of existing work capacity. These efforts can only be achieved through continuous cooperation. This means continuing to seek each other out. Parties want to use the Green Deal covenant Timber Construction to make use of each other's expertise, make processes as simple as possible and always discuss the task and solutions in open source and as transparent as possible.

What will happen Now that the Green Deal on Wood Construction has been signed

An important topic of the Green Deal covenant on timber construction is getting locations available that are suitable for timber construction houses. Of course, parties are also actively working together to share knowledge. In addition, parties are looking at whether more stimulating regulations for timber construction are possible. Finally, the parties involved are actively working together to improve the business cases of the timber construction chain. With the jump in scale and increase in knowledge around timber construction, it is expected that the current pricing of timber construction will be improved within the foreseeable future. 

Launch of the Green Deal Wood Construction

The covenant has been officially signed and with it we can now get to work on the 20% circular timber construction. In the coming years we will continue this intensive triple helix cooperation. Thus municipalities, provinces, property developers, investors, contractors, housing corporations, architects, wood builders, wood producing parties, knowledge institutions, engineering and consultancy firms, financial institutions and umbrella organizations have signed. These are the following parties: 

All signatories of the Green Deal Wood Construction
Group photo of all parties who signed the Green Deal Timber Construction

Municipality of Amsterdam, Municipality of Zaanstad, Municipality of Purmerend, Municipality of Almere, Municipality of Lelystad, Municipality of Ouder-Amstel, Municipality of Edam-Volendam, Municipality of Beemster, Province of Flevoland, Het Rijk, Municipality of Diemen, Municipality of Haarlemmermeer, Municipality of Haarlem, Municipality of Heemskerk, HBB Group, Waterland Real Estate, NEPROM, VORM, AM, Synchroon, Fakton, BPD, Boelens de Gruyter, Bart de Jong Projectontwikkelaar, Heutink Group, Heijmans, Koopmans Bouwgroep, De Groot Vroomshoop, BAM Wonen, Daiwa House, De Nijs, Dura Vermeer, Parteon, Residential Company, Ymere, Timpaan, Goedestede, Intermaris, Stichting Woningcorporatie Het Gooi en Omstreken, De Alliantie, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions, ROC van Amsterdam-Flevoland, Stichting Techlands, TU Delft, Boom Builds, Centrum Hout, Lister Buildings, Derix, Finch Buildings, Ursem, Stichting WikiHouse NL, SustainerHomes, Noordereng Groep, Staatsbosbeheer, Startblock, Holland Houtland, Lingotto, LEVS Architects, Common Affairs, Olaf Gipser Architects, Orga Architect, Ssse|OvO associates architects, JoustraReid architects bv, Dam and Partners Architects, DP6, M3H, Mecanoo, Dok architects, VMX Architects, Lab03, Natrufied Architecture, Team V, Superuse Studios, Vesteda, Syntrus Achmea, Home.Earth, Bouwinvest, Rabobank, ABN AMRO, Arup and Sweco.