Peter Harpe

Written by Peter Harpe

Product technologist, VBI

Last updated on 21 jun 2024

Peter Harpe

Determined to continue to lead the way in the sustainable transformation of our industry

As a manufacturer of innovative precast floor systems, VBI offers industrial customization to build the future together with all parties in the chain. Identifying and reducing the environmental impact of our products are key challenges in this regard. We do this with a broad approach through recipe optimization, recycling and reuse.

Data driven decision making

The development of sustainable products and solutions with low CO2 impact is therefore our priority and a key focus. Complex situations require a structured approach.

A first step in understanding and determining the environmental impact of our products is to make a Life Cycle Analysis (LCA), using R<THINK environmental software. R<THINK provides insight, offers transparency and allows you to stay in control of the environmental performance of your products.

Aeres Hogeschool, Almere

Aeres Hogeschool, Almere

Performing our LCAs in R<THINK helps us take a critical look at the environmental impact of our raw materials, our suppliers, our energy consumption and possible reuse of raw materials. This allows us to make informed choices about responsible, alternative raw materials and provides us with insight into CO2 reduction opportunities in our products and our production processes.

R<THINK then automatically presents the results in an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) self declaration. A comprehensive report, ideal for easily communicating the environmental performance of our products externally to customers and other stakeholders.

Polderblok, Amsterdam

Polderblok, Amsterdam

VBI is determined to continue to lead the way in the sustainable change of our industry. One step at a time. R<THINK environmental software helps us do just that. Skilled, reliable and efficient.

VBI performs LCA's for her hollow core slab flooring in the Netherlands. Additionally, R<THINK is essential for R&D activities e.g.

  • Preliminary calculation of promising optimizations

  • Follow-up of environmental objectives

  • Monitoring initiated actions (measuring effects)

Dichterskwartier, Harderwijk

Dichterskwartier, Harderwijk

100+ Environmental product calculations


Environmental product calculations
60 Verified EPDs


Verified EPDs
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