Sustainable initiatives in the Netherlands
Today is duurzame dinsdag (sustainable Tuesday) in the Netherlands: a day where sustainable ideas and initiatives of companies, social organisations, young and adult inhabitants, ... are put in the spotlight in political The Hague.
As mentioned in #connect2022 and the Sustainability Report 2020, sustainability is deeply rooted in Intervest's DNA. That is why we like to share our most recent and sustainable projects in the Netherlands on this appropriate day.
In 2020, #TeamIntervest realised a high-end logistics building on the Borchwerf industrial estate in Roosendaal, where 7.692 solar panels were installed. Furthermore, the warehouse has extensive insulation, LED lighting, separate water drainage systems, etc. We are proud to announce that the building meets the highest sustainability standards and that it is BREEAM 'Outstanding' certified.
Gold Forum, another impressive realisation of 2020, is a state-of-the-art logistics building in Eindhoven with a striking golden facade. You can't look away from it. It forms a whole of approximately 50.000 m² with Silver Forum and is equipped with 7.438 solar panels, LED lighting and smart meters, among other things. Thanks to these installations - and the efforts of #TeamIntervest - this building was awarded a BREEAM 'Very Good' certificate.
In total, we currently have 49.854 solar panels installed in the Netherlands. These photovoltaic installations can annually generate the energy consumption of approximately 3.200 households. In addition, they also save 4.594.705 kg of CO2 emissions.
Not bad, but of course it doesn't stop there.
What does the future hold?
In June 2020, the property company acquired four buildings on the Rietvelden business park in 's-Hertogenbosch. On this site with four buildings and located next to Intervest's existing land position, a built-to-suit will be realised with attention for the BREAAM 'Excellent' criteria.
A few months ago, Intervest acquired a land position adjacent to buildings already in its portfolio in Venlo with the aim of developing a sustainable built-to-suit project according to BREEAM 'Outstanding' standards.
In addition, the expansion and sustainability of an existing commercial property in Breda is planned. The current building is already energy-neutral and has a PV installation (854 units). Nevertheless, we aim for more and are going for a BREEAM 'Excellent' certification after the expansion.