Utrecht University of Applied Sciences: sustainable new building
Seven institutes at Utrecht University of Applied Sciences started the 2018/2019 academic year in a brand-new building.
This sustainable new building covering 22,000 m2 comprises 7 storeys. All the faculties are accessible to the 5,800 students via 13 escalators/stairways leading from a large atrium. Sustainability was the starting point for the design and the construction and in the coming management and maintenance period.
As a starting point for the new building, Utrecht University of Applied Sciences had a sustainability ambition in the form of a BREEAM certificate at level Good. It soon appeared that this ambition could be exceeded. As a result, sustainability measures were developed which brought the project from Good to Excellent, nearly Outstanding. The new building is therefore the most sustainable building in the portfolio of Utrecht University of Applied Sciences. The result was a gasless building which generates enough energy for its own use, with only a modest electric boiler to accommodate peaks in usage.
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