Hotel Jakarta Amsterdam receives BREEAM-NL 'Excellent' Sustainability Certificate

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We aimed high with Hotel Jakarta Amsterdam: we wanted to become the ‘greenest hotel in the Netherlands’. We turned dreams into action. Into a hotel that uses as much energy as it produces and is greener than green. In every area and in every fibre. Literally…

BREEAM-NL is thé quality mark of The Netherlands to assess newly built projects and large-scale renovations’ sustainability. BREEAM-NL (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) was originally developed and introduced by the Building Research Establishment (BRE), an English research institution. BREEAM evaluates buildings on nine sustainability topics, such as energie, water, materials and waste.

The official BREEAM trial was started when the completion of the design was finished. This was possible due to the fact that the design by SeARCH Architects in itself was in such a high degree sustainable. Most score points were therefore automatically obtained.

The construction and finish consists largely of renewable and reusable resources such as wood and bamboo. Not only does construction with wood and bamboo release less carbon dioxide, but planting new trees also ‘stores’ CO2. Hotel Jakarta Amsterdam is also characterized by its many energy saving measures. For example, the atrium and the high windows in the rooms provide a lot of daylight, meaning less artificial (energy-efficient LED) lighting is required. The closeable balconies of the hotel rooms offer not only a spectacular view, but also serve as a thermal
buffer. Water is saved with water-efficient shower heads and sensor-controlled faucets. We use rainwater to water the indoor garden. Other sustainable applications and measures include: solar cells in the roof and on the facade, underfloor heating and cooling, underground thermal energy storage, heat recovery from waste water, air and kitchen appliances, and bioenergy plants that convert organic waste into energy.

In the Netherlands, BREEAM-NL New Construction and Renovation is the leading quality mark to assess thesustainability performance of newly constructed buildings and large-scale renovations. Buildings are assessed on nine different sustainability topics, including energy, water, materials and waste. BREEAM stands for Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method and was originally developed and introduced by the Building Research Establishment (BRE), an English research organization similar to the Dutch TNO (The Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research). Hotel Jakarta Amsterdam was awarded the BREEAM Excellent certificate for the design.

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