#Buildings

Built-up area
387,748 ha

Built-up area

This indicator shows how much of Flanders is built up and provides more information about the extent of this....
Material footprint of the building stock
28,936 kt

Material footprint of the building stock

This indicator measures the material footprint of the Flemish construction industry and housing on a yearly basis. The figures...
Carbon footprint of the building stock
22,077 kt CO₂-eq.

Carbon footprint of the building stock

This indicator measures the carbon footprint of the Flemish construction industry and housing on a yearly basis. The figures...
Average lifespan of buildings
57.2 years

Average lifespan of buildings

The lifespan of buildings in Flanders is increasing, a trend that is completely in line with the circular model....
Floor area use efficiency
7,156 m²/ha

Floor area use efficiency

This indicator shows how much usable floor area a building offers and how much space that building needs for...
Number of households
2,845,252 households

Number of households

This indicator shows how the number of households in Flanders is evolving on an annual basis. In combination with...
Use efficiency of existing housing units
205,000 empty units

Use efficiency of existing housing units

This indicator shows the use efficiency of existing housing units in Flanders.
Number of companies
1,010,635 companies

Number of companies

This indicator shows how many companies are active in Flanders each year. It gives an idea of how many...
Heating efficiency of buildings
389 kWh/m²

Heating efficiency of buildings

This indicator shows the heating efficiency of buildings during their use phase. That efficiency is determined on the basis...
Floor area of residential buildings
1.2 billion m²

Floor area of residential buildings

This indicator shows the total floor area of residential buildings. It paints a better picture of the amount of...
Floor area of non-residential buildings
32.9 million m²

Floor area of non-residential buildings

This indicator shows the total floor area of non-residential buildings. It paints a better picture of how much of...
Amount of renovation and construction
19,851 permits

Amount of renovation and construction

Renovation counts as a circular strategy as renovating existing buildings increases their lifespan and makes them more efficient. This...