world's most sustainable building
- the new office of Aalberts hydronic flow control in Almere, the Netherlands, has been nominated as the most sustainable building in the world
- this is recognition of our sustainability ambitions
At Aalberts, we are passionate about playing a crucial role in shaping eco-friendly buildings. As well as developing innovative green building solutions for customers, we also create world-leading sustainability solutions internally. An outstanding example is the new office of Aalberts hydronic flow control in Almere, the Netherlands, which has just been nominated for an award as the most sustainable building in the world.
all about sustainability
“To be nominated for the globally-recognised BREEAM Awards 2021 is recognition that our ambitions to create one of the most sustainable office buildings in the world have been realised,” says Henk Robers, chief operating officer of Aalberts hydronic flow control. “Last year the building was given an outstanding BREEAM certification and recognised as one of the top-10 most sustainable buildings in the Netherlands, so to be nominated globally is a fantastic achievement. If we win, our building will be the most sustainable building in the world for a year in accordance with the BREEAM criteria.”
frequent contributor to high-scoring BREEAM certification
BREEAM is an international scheme that provides independent third-party certification of the assessment of the sustainability performance of individual buildings. Highly certified buildings are typically worth more than those that aren’t certified, while developments that receive a high BREEAM rating will often benefit from lower running costs because it is naturally more energy efficient. As Aalberts, we frequently work on projects that contribute to high-scoring BREEAM certification. One recent example is the headquarters of a public institution in Utrecht, the Netherlands, in which Aalberts integrated piping systems installed a range of systems that ensured it was energy neutral.
“We have been nominated in the Commercial Buildings - Design Stage category, together with four other candidates from the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. An independent jury compiled the shortlist based on the highest BREEAM assessment performance, which was carried out despite the office still being constructed. Our score of 90% was exceptionally high, and the building design is particularly special because it is completely energy-neutral,” says Henk.
The BREEAM Awards, which are presented annually for the sustainable performance of buildings, will this year be judged online. The award ceremony is scheduled for March 25 2021, while the new head office is scheduled for completion in June this year.
We want to develop and produce mission-critical innovations that enhance the sustainability of our customers operations, and always look for ways to achieve the same goals across the company.