Climate change has a negative impact on our daily lives and nature that surrounds us. That makes it a global problem.
Buildings are responsible for more than 40 percent of the CO2 emissions of Dutch energy consumption, there is much to be gained by Facility Managers. You can reduce these emissions by taking a critical look at energy consumption, waste processing, paper use and logistics and by doing so.
Energy label C offices> 100 m2
New regulations on the energy performance of buildings have been in force since 1 October 2018. From January 1, 2023, all new office buildings in the Netherlands must have at least an energy label C.
Major energy transition
The Town Hall of Woerden is an excellent example of turning an inefficient building (energy label G) into a Zero-energy building (energy label A+++). The renovation, carried out under Facility Management’s supervision, focussed on several sustainable initiatives such as reducing square meters, modernisation of the climate system (thermal energy systems) and sustainability. For example (re)use of solar panels and the use of high insulation value materials. No less than 98% of the released materials (e.g. steel, glass, wood and concrete) is being reused through certified processors. The multiple measures taken during this project will also reduce the impact on the environment in the future (e.g. thermal energy systems and solar panels).