new HQ rated top-10
- Aalberts hydronic flow control's new head office has just been awarded the BREEAM outstanding certificate
- Meibes, Simplex and Wemefa signed a two-year contract with an eco-power energy supplier
- Aalberts concluded a joint energy contract, which will provide green electricity in 2021-2022 for all Aalberts locations in the Netherlands
Aalberts is always looking to take the next step forward, whether developing sustainable solutions for the eco-friendly building market internally or for customers. The new head office of Aalberts hydronic flow control in Almere, the Netherlands, is one of the country's most sustainable, and it has just been awarded the BREEAM outstanding certificate for sustainability to prove it.
sustainability and comfort
“We are extremely proud to have received an outstanding certification, which is the highest level awarded,” says Henk Robers, COO Aalberts hydronic flow control. “As a manufacturer of energy-efficient solutions, we have sustainable ambitions. The new head office in Almere was designed and built to be as sustainable as possible, incorporating energy-saving insulation, solar panels, LED lighting and energy-efficient installations. We don't use gas, so our carbon footprint is automatically lower, and we scored particularly well on health and comfort, which was our aim as employees come first.”
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’s naturally more energy efficient.
“With 90%, Aalberts hydronic flow control scored exceptionally high. Only 10-15% of office buildings in the Netherlands achieve the designation outstanding. This office is one of the top-10 in the country,” says Tom Linneman, the BREEAM expert who carried out the certification.
going the extra mile
Meibes, Simplex and Wemefa, part of Aalberts hydronic flow control have signed a two-year contract with the German energy supplier Drewag for the supply of eco power. And Aalberts has concluded a joint energy contract with Powerhouse, which will provide green electricity from European wind power in 2021-2022 for all Aalberts locations in the Netherlands.
It is great to see that we are always looking for ways to improve our own workplace and that our sustainable ambitions not end at the products or solutions we offer.