Except Integrated Sustainability
Sustainability consulting, design & development

Since 1999 Except works with vision and passion on the foundations of a sustainable society.

We realize  innovative sustainable development  projects for cities, buildings, companies, and industry. Together with our partners we bring projects from idea to realization  with  integrated strategy, design, and project development.

Benefit from a better future now

We believe  a better world is possible, and realize significant benefits now.

Our 500 projects worldwide are a testimony of the success of combining systems thinking with smart design and new business models. How can we help your organization become more sustainable? View our services, read more about us, or  talk to us

Watch the 12 min. documentary short film about Except, A Passion for Change.

“Except has excellent knowledge, resources, and a good work ethic. They provided realistic options for significant sustainability improvements of our region with innovative solutions. It couldn't have been better.”
-- Greg Powell
CEO Shire of Merredin, Western Australia
What do we do?
Working areas
Sustainable Places
Sustainable Places
  • Cities
  • Buildings
  • Regions & Islands
Sustainable Organizations
Sustainable Organizations
  • Companies
  • Governments
  • Communities
Sustainable Sectors
Sustainable Sectors
  • Agriculture
  • Circular Industry
  • Software & Apps
  • In-Company
  • Open Registration
  • Train-the-Trainer
Integrated Project Management
Integrated Project Management
Analysis & Strategy
Analysis & Strategy
Concept & Design
Concept & Design
Business models & Feasibility
Business models & Feasibility
Stakeholder Involvement & Training
Stakeholder Involvement & Training
Tools & Software
Tools & Software
View all Services
What's new?
Latest News
Latest Projects
Latest Articles
Meet the Team

Our team consists of 30 multidisciplinary experts from around the world, including scientists, designers, engineers, software developers, and business developers. We're practical and commited social entrepreneurs that love standing by our clients in any challenge.

Clients & Partners
Some of our partners & clients
Keep in touch

Contact Information


+31 30 307 5734
Or choose someone to contact directly here

Contact Hours
Monday-Thursday: 10:00 – 18:00
Friday: Time for reflection

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Offices & Visiting

Except Integrated Sustainability 
2e Daalsedijk 6A
3551 EJ Utrecht
the Netherlands

 Our head office is located in our self-developed center for sustainable entrepreneurship, the Utrecht Community (UCo), a sustainably renovated listed heritage train depot. 


Visiting with public transport (recommended)

  • Our office is about 12 minutes walking from Utrecht CS trainstation. Walk through the Noordertunnel for a faster route.
  • Taking the OV bike from Utrecht CS takes about 5 minutes.
  • Bus 120 and 3 also stop near our office. Get out at stop 'Viaduct'. From there it's a 3 minute walk (busplanner). 

Visiting with a car

Our office is easily reachable from any point with the car. There's ample parking space free of charge around the office. 



Our newsletter is sent our about 4 times a year, and includes invitations to our major events. 

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