During the recent National Sustainability Conference, project clients Deloitte and AKD and real estate developer OVG received a BREEAM-NL Excellent design certificate for Deloitte and AKD’s new sustainable office building on Amsterdam’s Zuidas. The building was awarded 4 stars, an outstanding BREEAM qualification for a sustainable new building. The building’s design is characterized by the extensive use of glass and features 700 m² of solar panels. Deerns will design all technical systems for this project.
Harry Vlaardingerbroek, who bears responsibility for Deloitte’s housing policy, AKD COO Mat Bovy and OVG Development Manager Robert van Alphen were presented with the certificate by Wim Fieggen, the Operational Director of the Dutch Green Building Council (DGBC).
Harry Vlaardingerbroek emphasized the specific strengths of Deloitte and AKD’s new premises: “Sustainability, contemporary architecture and an excellent work environment have all been harmoniously integrated in this building.”
Mat Bovy continued: “AKD is very pleased with this green certification mark, which qualifies AKD and Deloitte’s new building as ‘Excellent’. Realizing a sustainable office building is quite a challenge, and we are therefore extremely gratified that our efforts have yielded this fine result.”
“The design proves that using a lot of glass, you can realize a building that is light, transparent and energy-efficient,” according to OVG CEO Coen van Oostrom.
In the new building, the clients have aimed to give shape to ‘The New Way of Working’. This means that the building should offer flexibility in the use of its various rooms and that accessibility is assigned a key role. In the near future, the building’s solar panels will be providing sustainable energy for the recharging of electric cars, which can use one of the ten charging stations that will be installed for this purpose.
Light and heat
‘The New Way of Working’ requires modern workspaces with ample daylight that employees can quickly feel at home in. After all, flexible work hours imply a constant coming and going of people. Daylight can enter the complex via its large atrium, which faces north. While avoiding the full heat of the sun, this creates a strong sense of transparency and space. To guarantee an optimum indoor climate for its users, the building will be hooked up to the city’s district heating and cooling network. The temperature can be regulated separately for each space, preventing unnecessary power consumption. The expanse of over 700 m² of solar panels has been integrated in the design.
Deerns bears responsibility for the entire systems design of this groundbreaking building, as well as handling the operation support for the project. Would you like to know more? Feel free to contact Eugene Toussaint
, project manager on behalf of Deerns.