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A sustainable building both in design and applied technology.

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Amm 13189

  1. 1. Netherlands Embassy <ul><li>The new sustainable Embassy building in </li></ul><ul><li>Amman, Jordan </li></ul>
  2. 2. SUSTAINABILITY Dutch Government’s Policy
  3. 3. Dutch Government’s Sustainability Policy <ul><li>Transforming its energy supply into one of the most sustainable and efficiënt in Europe by 2020: </li></ul><ul><li>Incentives will be introduced to encourage investment in making existing homes energy efficient. </li></ul><ul><li>All available resources will be put into accelerating the introduction of new clean technologies. </li></ul><ul><li>To make great strides in an annual energy saving of 2%, an increase in the share of sustainable energy to 20% by 2020 and a 30% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. </li></ul>Developing markets for sustainable products;
  4. 4. Source: USGBC
  5. 5. <ul><li>Sustainable Measures of the new Embassy building: </li></ul><ul><li>1.Re-use the existing building, making use of local materials; </li></ul><ul><li>2.Adding a new and well-insulated floor on the existing structure </li></ul><ul><li>3.Make use of a skylight to let daylight in to the core of the building. </li></ul><ul><li>4.Applying very good external sun- screens (roof & windows) to reduce </li></ul><ul><li>heat absorption and limit energy consumption; </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Sustainable Measures (cont. 1): </li></ul><ul><li>5.Using a horizontal cavity between the existing and the addition and use this colder air from this space for ventilation purposes; </li></ul><ul><li>6.Re-using an existing Heat Pump. </li></ul><ul><li>7.Re-use the existing swimming pool by converting this to an underground ‘thermal water storage’ wich will be cooled down by the heatpump at nighttime.* The chilled water will be used at daytime to cool the building. </li></ul><ul><li>*The lower temperature at night results in a better performance of the heatpump. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Sustainable Measures (cont.2): </li></ul><ul><li>8.Usage of solar panels to produce hot water for heating in wintertime; </li></ul><ul><li>9.Using PV (Photovoltaïc) panels on the roof, generating electric power which equals the consumption of the workstation computers in the building; </li></ul><ul><li>10.Preservation of the existing trees and plants, including new soft landscaping focusing on low water consumption; </li></ul><ul><li>11.Using sustainable office furniture, re- using existing desk lights. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Daylight Harvesting: sky light under parasol . The skylight above the central hall provides diffused daylight in the middle of the building so no artificial lights are needed during daytime.
  9. 9. The complete building
  10. 14. Office furniture <ul><li>EMAS certified office furniture. ( The EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) is a management tool for companies to evaluate, report and improve their environmental performance) . </li></ul><ul><li>ECO-friendly production materials, packing & transport </li></ul><ul><li>Take back & re-use guarantee </li></ul><ul><li>Desk chair with C2C (cradle to cradle) certificate </li></ul><ul><li>Re-use existing desk lighting </li></ul>
  11. 15. Results <ul><li>Expected environmental savings; </li></ul><ul><li>Long term ecological values instead of short term profits </li></ul><ul><li>Exchange of knowledge + expertise </li></ul><ul><li>FUN! Celebrate innovations!! </li></ul>

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