Oostwegel continues 'We will start in the Netherlands and then shift our focus to countries with a large office network, such as the United Kingdom and South Africa.’
Frits Smedts, Director of Services and Workplace Solutions at Royal HaskoningDHV says, ‘Among our 12 buildings in the Netherlands, the offices in Amsterdam and Groningen already comply with the Paris Proof ambitions. We aim to add the new office in Delft to that list in 2024, a building dating back to 1912 that we envisage to renovate to become Paris Proof.’
Paris Proof Road Map
For the Dutch Green Building Council (DGBC) and with the support of Redevco Foundation, the organisation has calculated the potential of renewable energy per 2050. This enables DGBC to determine the energy use ration in buildings.
Royal HaskoningDHV developed a dynamic Road Map for the Energy Transition in Buildings to facilitate organisations achieving their own Paris Proof goals based on this ration. Smedts continues, ‘With this roadmap we are able to determine what energy-saving measures we need to put in place to accomplish our own objectives by 2035.’
Oostwegel adds, ‘While taking steps towards becoming Paris Proof, we are also developing knowledge, which we will actively share to help other organisations take the necessary steps to reduce their own energy consumption. Together, we’ll be able to make the difference.’