Green Matters Consultancy provides custom-made sustainability solutions – strategic advice, articles, presentations, matchmaking and much more – for leading manufacturers, prescribers and policymakers in the biobased building industry.
Fields of specialization
  • Bio-based materials - Engineered bamboo / wood, modified wood, natural fibers
  • Environmental assessment: LCA, EPD, carbon footprint
  • Circular economy and Cradle to Cradle in the built environment - focus on bio-based economy
  • Ecolabels and sustainability certifications
  • Climate change mitigation, carbon sequestration and offsetting related to the building- and forestry industry
Sustainability support
  • Corporate sustainability quick-scan → Green roadmap - positioning and communication strategy
  • ‘Translation’ of technical sustainability information to credible, easy digestible marketing & communication materials (both online and in print)
  • Customized sustainability presentations for internal (convincing employees) or external use (convincing clients).
  • Development of short (blog, social media, video) or long (white paper, article, report) contributions on specific sustainability topics
  • Environmental impact improvements and product innovation opportunities (e.g. bio-based adhesives and coatings)
Dr. ir. Pablo van der Lugt TED speaker Pablo van der Lugt (PhD, MSc Eng) is a passionate advocate of high performance bio-based materials. In the vision of van der Lugt in the essential transition towards a more circular economy there are tremendous opportunities for smart biobased materials, made from renewable resources such as mass timber (CLT, Glulam, LVL, etc), modified wood and engineered bamboo, to substitute carbon intensive, high performance materials from the techno-cycle such as metals, minerals and plastics (PVC).

Van der Lugt is the author of several books on sustainable building, including the international acclaimed Tomorrow's Timber (2020) and Booming Bamboo (2017), which details the latest developments in design and architecture using bamboo and (mass) timber. Van der Lugt has published extensively in both popular magazines as scientific journals and regularly provides (keynote) presentations on this topic to stakeholders and policy makers in the building industry, including the International Climate Conference in Paris, COP 21, COP 24 and COP 26.

→ Technical University Delft profile (incl. publication list)
→ Pecha Kucha talk on engineered wood
→ Keynote on mass timber construction
→ TED talk on bamboo
→ Speakers Academy profile
→ LinkedIn
→ Google Scholar profile
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