Buildings are being built in the Dutch capital of Amsterdam in an attempt to reduce CO2 emissions.
The Dutch city is working on building a 1.2 million sq m building that will replace its existing 1.5 million sqm building that has been closed since December.
The new building is being built by local contractor PDS, which is part of a global alliance to reduce carbon emissions from construction.
PDS was founded in 2017 by Dutch architect and environmentalist Pieter Kormos and former German politician Heinrich M. De Ruyter, the former of whom died in 2015.
The project is part the Netherlands 2020 strategy.
The Netherlands is one of the world’s most green countries.
A city-wide carbon footprint analysis found that construction and demolition emissions had reduced by about 15 percent compared to 2016.
“It’s really important for us that we are not wasting resources,” said Johan de Roos, PDS director of infrastructure and green technology.
“The climate change is very real and there are more opportunities to reduce emissions and help to make the city greener,” said PDS’ chief executive officer Jeroen van der Veen.
The building is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2020, the city said in a statement.
The city said it has secured the financing and that it will have the building completed by 2028.