Environmental award for CIT Blaton

Tim Harrup

The ecologically-friendly aspect of the real estate industry is becoming more than just important, it is becoming crucial. No major project is announced without mention of its environmental characteristics, its BREEAM certification, energy efficiency, ease of (soft) access… So the awarding once again of a prize in this domain to one of Belgium’s most active constructors (CIT Blaton) is worthy of note.

For the second year in succession, construction company CIT Blaton has been awarded the highest distinction (3-star) of the ‘Ecodynamic Enterprise Label’. This Brussels Region award was handed over this week by Environment Minister Alain Maron and Secretary of State Barbara Trachte. The award is under the sponsorship of Bruxelles Environnement.

This award recognizes the performance of companies in the areas of energy consumption, sustainable mobility, the purchase and use of sustainable materials and the sorting of waste. Going beyond the integration of these concepts within the company itself, where a construction company such as CIT Blaton is concerned, it extends to the projects it develops: passive housing, renovations, ‘very low energy’ constructions, ground sanitization and sustainable districts among others.

CIT Blaton is proposing to go even further and is applying this year for another environmental certification, this time in the domain of CO2 production. The company’s Managing Director, Eric Doff-Sotta, speaks of the environmental facet and of the impact of the company on the environment as having become a ‘value which the company takes to heart’. It should be pointed out that the company also has ‘CO2 Neutral’ certification for its headquarters in Schaerbeek and ISO 14001 certification since 2012.

Companies wishing to be considered for a Brussels Region award, or wishing to find out more about the requirements, can do this by visiting the official website.