The way we build is sustainable and future proof. Hotel Jansen Bajes Kwartier provides a primary example of what sustainable living in Amsterdam will be. Hotel Jansen is built applying the BREEAM-NL Outstanding methodology, which ensures that the highest possible sustainability in building is achieved.
BREEAM stands for ‘Building Research Establishment’s Environmental Assessment Method’ and is the leading and most widely used assessment method worldwide to determine the sustainability performance of buildings. The sustainability performance of the building is considered in terms of management, health, energy, transport, water, materials, waste, land use and ecology, and pollution.
Certain standards and goals have already been set during the design, which must ensure that the Outstanding score is achieved. For example each room is monitored by motion sensors. This prevents unnecessary energy consumption and increases comfort. No hassle with cards! The corridors are dimmed when no people are present, which means less energy consumption and less light pollution.
We have super-efficient heat pumps, led lighting, water saving toilets and a heat recovery system that retrieves 93% of the heat.
An independent engineering and consultancy firm supervises and monitors the measures to be taken. More information can be found in this case study: MAN9a.