Reinventing the built environment

work in progress !!


looking for : food for thought, opening minds, or consequences of our energy and resource use ?


In depth and interactive exploring a zero impact built environment, circularity, closing cycles.


advising, exploring and defining sustainable projects goals, climate neutrality,


new book out: Form Follows Fysics

We have to reinvent the built environment, and fast…

how to create a 0-impact built environment

Thats the central question with RiBuilT, Research Institute Built environment of Tomorrow.
Find out more on how this can contribute to your research or building project.

RiBuilT activities

public interest

a few examples of the interest in the activities from the past year. A complete overview in the News section under : “in the News”

(video) Interview on ‘circular’

I was interviewed about 0-impact , circular and closing cycles in support of the “circular design certificate program” by the TU/E(English): 

journal Paper CO2 budget

There is a maximum budget of CO2 emissions before we cross the 1,5 or 2 degree climate heating limit. the paper explores how to distribute this budget for the built environment. 

interview: land is our capital

Happy to announce that I was invited to become a ‘Soil Ambassador’. In the interview I put forward Land as the real capital, its where solar energy is converted  in useful resources for mankind: energy, food, materials , (interview in Dutch)

Other information channels

together with collegues from Europe, we explore the consequences of the limited CO2 budgets under the 1,5 and 2 degree scenario
buildings carbon budgets

maximising exergy in the system is the most optimal way to deal with resources. MAXergy is the methodology for this, with Embodied Land as real value.

I report regularly on new insights , findings and dicsussions om my blog pages, in Dutch and in English.
ronald rovers blog

Latest News

1st copy book presented

Last wednesday ( March 24 2021) , the 1st copy of my new book , Form Follows Fysics, was virtually handed over to Michiel Ritzen, chairing the ‘CrossingBoundaries’ Conference ![…]

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In the news 2020:

radio interviews brainport radio (Eindhoven regional radio): business radio (Dutch): Vroege Vogels (Early Birds-national radio nature program (Dutch): minuut 16.30 interviews Cobouw, (National newspaper for building sector)[…]

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COP22 : CO2 budgets and buildings

The past week I could participate in COP22 during Buildings Day, with a presentation on the consequences of the Paris agreement for the buildings and the building sector. We have[…]

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