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BREEAM (Building Research Establishment's Environmental Assessment Method) is the leading and most widely used assessment method worldwide to determine building sustainability performance.

A BREEAM assessment is based on recognized performance criteria that are compared to established benchmarks to evaluate a building's specifications, design, construction and application. The measurements used represent a broad spectrum of categories and criteria ranging from energy to ecology. They include aspects related to energy and water consumption, the internal environment (health and well-being), pollution, transportation, materials, waste, ecology and management processes.


  • Realising sustainable buildings with minimal impact on the environment
  • Making possible to distinguish buildings by their durability
  • Providing a credible label for sustainable buildings
  • Stimulating of supply to sustainable buildings
  • Providing market recognition for buildings with low or less impact on the environment
  • Taking care that ‘best practices’ be incorporated into buildings
  • Making standards and setting criteria that stand out above the legal requirements, and to outbrave the market to deliver innovative solutions that sustainable performances optimalize the buildings
  • Increasing the consciousness of owners, users, developers and administrators to benefit from the buildings with decreased impact on the environment


We strive to obtain the BREEAM Outstanding certificate (4 stars). The most important innovative and environmentally friendly measures:

The building's key innovative and environmentally friendly design measures:

  • Low-temperature heating and high-temperature cooling (WKO)
  • The hotel is fully electric
  • Air treatment with heat recovery and CO2 control
  • Link residual heat from refrigeration and freezing technology
  • Daylight and presence switching in lighting
  • Energy-efficient LED lighting and fluorescent lighting with high-frequency control gear
  • Rainwater drainage from the building ends up in a Wadi. In this way, clean rainwater is prevented from being led to a sewage treatment plant, and the amount of groundwater is also replenished naturally.
  • A solar panel park
  • Application of FSC wood

Areas & Consumption

Gross floor area in m² (NEN 2580)
26250 m2

Gross floor area of ​​building-bound outdoor spaces in m² (NEN 2580)
2630 m2

Floor surfaces by function and their dimensions (NEN 2580)

  • Ground floor terrace: 390 m²
  • Kitchen: GFA 695 m²/ GBO 618 m²
  • Accommodation function: GFA 12970m² / GBO 11375m²
  • Technical room : GFA 718 m² / GBO 650 m²
  • Meeting function : GFA 7580 m² / GBO 7270 m²
  • Lobby : GFA 512 m² / GBO 480 m²
  • Office function : GFA 198 m² / GBO 183 m²
  • Storage areas: GFA 429 m² / GBO 426 m²

Traffic areas in m² (NEN 2580)
GFA: 5788 m² / GBO: 4510m², excl. break-out (1st vd): GFA: 4837 m² / GBO: 3442 m²

Storage areas in m² (NEN 2580)
GFA: 429 m² / GBO 426 m²

Surface of land intended for use by the (local) community
Bicycle shed: 87 m2

Area of ​​buildings used by the (local) community

  • Meeting rooms: GFA 2302 m2, GBO 2188 m2
  • Restaurant: GFA 1415 m2, GBO 1369 m2
  • Bar/Skybar: GFA 937 m2, GBO 886 m2
  • Swimming pool/wellness: GFA 712 m2, GBO 687 m2
  • Fitness: GFA 140 m2, GB 134 m2

Expected energy consumption in kWh/m² GLA
Approx. 65 kWh/m² GLA

Expected fossil fuel consumption in kWh/m² GLA
Approx. 0.0 kWh/m² GLA

Expected consumption of renewable energy sources in kWh/m² GLA
Approx. 35 kWh/m² GLA

Expected water consumption m3/person/day
Approx. 0.2 m3/person/day

Expected % of water consumption to be obtained via rainwater or gray water
not relevant

Sustainable goals

Pioneered/realized sustainable measures in social or economic areas:

We want our guests to have a unique experience at our hotel, and sustainability plays an important role in that as well. The menu of our restaurant will give preference to organic, responsible and local products. We also strive to select suppliers partly based on their sustainable nature.

For example, all paper used in the hotel will be FSC certified. We intend to collaborate with various local organizations on events or activities for the local community.

Charity sponsorship opportunities are being explored and will be made concrete in due course, suggestions are of course always welcome.

Ambition & plan formation

Its the ambition of the "costumer" to retrieve the bream certificate outstanding for creation and execution phase. The high sustainability garanties a higher value for the hotel owner and guests. To achieve this ambitions and monitor progress, weekly consultations take place with our design team, the client and the bream export.

Source installation:

  • Heating by means of heat pump technology, 35-45 degrees
  • Cooling by means of heat pump technology, 8-18 degrees

  • High temperature heat pump
  • Linking hot tap water to residual heat from refrigeration and freezing technology
  • Hotel rooms: With HR Crossflow heat recovery
  • Meeting rooms: By heat recovery wheel heat recovery with control on CO2
  • Hotel rooms: Fan coil units for cooling and heating can be operated per room.
  • Meeting rooms: Underfloor heating with convectors/radiators/fan coils
  • The lighting is provided with energy-efficient lamps, with LED lighting as much as possible.
  • All fluorescent lighting is equipped with high-frequency ballasts.

Process & organisations

The responsibility of the breeam are being shared with the client, architect, contractor, main installer and the breeam expert.The client has spoken on surtain ambitions on the subject of sustainability and expressed this in a higher bream score. The architect, contractor and the main installer conform during the design and building process about the breeam score. They need to demonstrate this with example of calculations, Certificates of material specifications and other qualities to prove. The breeam experts functions as a advisor during the whole process and is responsible for overseeing and control the breeam guideline.


The costs involved in developing the BREEAM requirements are high. Various parties must be engaged to draw up documents that investigate or demonstrate that certain requirements are met. Technical solutions for BREEAM also sometimes cost more than the usual solutions.

The investment in these costs can be justified, because we believe that a well-thought-out and energy-efficient building is cheaper to manage and maintain in the long term, and that it provides a more pleasant place for employees and guests. This cannot be expressed in euros, but it is one of the most important advantages.

Tips for next project

For a smooth process it is advisable to share the responsibility for BREEAM. All parties, from client to subcontractor and end user, are involved with BREEAM and must provide information or contribute ideas. It is also important to start early and regularly review the current status with all parties involved.