In 2014, AFNOR (the French Standardisation Association) certified as exemplary Rabot Dutilleul’s “As Sustainable As Possible” eco-design approach, which is used in each of the company’s business lines thanks to the use of the ASAP eco-design tool.
The ASAP approach is an eco-design support tool for all projects. It identifies 15 sustainable development issues that have to be taken into account to ensure that projects are carried out: stopping further urban sprawl; fostering local mobility; developing nature in towns and cities; making projects affordable (and economically viable); minimising energy consumption; maximising the production of renewable energy; preserving health and well-being; reducing the consumption of drinking water; depolluting; training craftsmen; using (structural) eco-materials and analysing their life cycles; encouraging educational initiatives to enhance high quality building usage; creating green worksites; minimising household refuse; and putting deconstruction first.
Depending on the context of each project, ASAP leads its users to the appropriate techniques and products, but also to the right internal and external sets of skills, including those provided by experts or voluntary organisations. Thus, ASAP enables a complete life cycle analysis of projects and the inclusion of innovative and bio-based products or the factoring in of alternative mobility issues.