Vastint project in the Netherlands achieves BREEAM certificate

The Dutch Green Building Council (DGBC) has awarded the Courtyard by Marriott hotel at Atlas ArenA Amsterdam a BREEAM-NL ‘Good’ certificate.

Atlas ArenA Amsterdam is absolute green!
Atlas ArenA has taken a great many measures to achieve the certificate. Naturally, just as in the rest of the complex, cooling is provided in an environmentally friendly way, green electricity and gas is purchased and green roofs have been installed where possible. Atlas ArenA always seeks sustainable solutions, such as energy-efficient lighting with daylight-dependent controls which regulate the intensity of artificial light depending on lighting needs and minimize light nuisance.

Other examples are the installation of 14 extra charging points for electric cars, as well as special sanitary facilities which reduce water consumption. This consumption of water, but also of energy, is regularly communicated and thereby raises environmental awareness among users. These are just a few examples of the many specific measures taken, as sustainability is an important overarching theme for Atlas ArenA.

When the office complex was purchased, around 76,500 m² was almost completely empty. According to many, demolition was the only sensible option, but a deliberate decision was taken to redevelop the complex and expand its functions. So no demolition, but the creation of a truly sustainable complex. An approach that is in tune with today’s changing market conditions.

Thanks to these major sustainability improvements and redevelopment, Atlas ArenA has now been given an exciting new life. The hotel, the many functionalities and services and the park-like surroundings give the 4,500 employees working every day at Atlas ArenA Amsterdam the feeling that they are working on a campus of international standing.

It is an attractive location for a mix of prestigious national and international lessees. All conceivable functions are brought together, thanks to the many amenities such as the chic Absolute Taste catering pavilion, Absolute Workout crossfit sports school, Absolute Break company restaurant, Absolute Kids childcare centre by Compananny and the provision of all kinds of personal convenience services.

The high-quality office space, excellent accessibility by both car and public transport and the very good parking ratio make Atlas ArenA a highly sought-after business location. Atlas ArenA has grown to become one of the most highly valued locations in Amsterdam and the flourishing heart of Amsterdam Zuidoost.

Courtyard by Marriott hotel
The Courtyard by Marriott formula has more than 1.000 hotels in 35 countries. It particularly stands out thanks to its excellent facilities for the business traveller. The hotel at Atlas ArenA Amsterdam is approx. 8,950 m² in size and has 175 guest rooms. The ample restaurant and bar facilities in the hotel, together with four large conference rooms and two boardrooms, are a major asset for Atlas ArenA Amsterdam’s users and visitors.

BREEAM-NL is the Dutch version of the international BREEAM rating system developed by DGBC. This system is used to certify existing and new buildings, areas and infrastructure.

BREEAM stands for Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method, which is used to determine the sustainability performance of buildings. Various categories of certificates are awarded using this method: BREEAM-NL New Construction, In-Use and Area Development.