Sustainable Leadership Award for TNT Centre
The jury praised the TNT Centre as an outstanding project and a great start to future endeavors in this area. The project received top marks for the collaboration approach, being energy-productive on-site in a sustainable matter and sharing surplus heat with neighbors in the area.
'Globally, the corporate real estate community continues to innovate at an accelerating pace to meet enterprise-wide demands for greater profitability, accountability, social responsibility and sustainability,' said CoreNet Global CEO Angela Cain. 'We want to recognise industry leaders for the steps they are taking in breaking new ground and advancing corporate real estate thought leadership.'
TNT Centre: Energy positive
The head office building of TNT Express was designed with the most sustainable technologies in light, ventilation, and recycled materials to minimize energy consumption. The surplus heat in the summer and the surplus cold in the winter are stored in water-bearing layers in the ground and are being reused in the opposite seasons. The minimum of electricity that is needed, is produced on site by a combined heat and power plant, running on second generation bio fuels (BioCHP). The extra heat produced by BioCHO on site, is used to supply surrounding buildings, turning the TNT Express Head Office into an energy positive building. The building is certified ‘Platinum’, the highest environmental rating under the LEED New Construction designation (v2.2.).
About Paul de Ruiter Architects
Paul de Ruiter is an advocate of sustainable, energy efficient architecture. His agency works from the premises that through research and innovation, aesthetic buildings can be developed that are both sustainable and energy efficient and are a healthy place to reside in. Buildings that give energy – both literally as figuratively – and through that inspire and increase productivity are intelligent buildings that have an explicit impact on society. Momentarily, Paul de Ruiter Architects work on an ultra-sustainable four star hotel, healthy schools and sustainable factories and housing. Renown works of this agency are the headoffice of Transavia and Martinair in Schiphol-East (BREAAM very good/LEED Platinum), the Rijkswaterstaat office in Middelburg, Veranda Carpark in Rotterdam and the UPC office in Leeuwarden (BREEAM excellent). www.paulderuiter.nl
Client: Triodos-OVG Real Estate
User: TNT Express
Design: Architectenbureau Paul de Ruiter
Interieur design: Ex Interiors
Advisor installations: Deerns Raadgevende Ingenieurs
Advisor Construction: Van Rossum Raadgevende Ingenieurs
Advisor sustainability (GreenCalc+): DGMR
Advisor sustainability (LEED): B & R Adviseurs voor Duurzaamheid
Contractor: Boele & Van Eesteren
Start building: February 2009
Delivery: February 2011
Gross Floor Area: 17.300 m2
Tekst: Paul de Ruiter Architects
Fotografie: Pieter Kers