Sustainability is one of the University of Groningen's main focus areas. Sustainable building management requires not only sustainable development, construction and use, but also sustainable demolition at the end of a building’s lifespan.
Sustainable materials, future-proof concepts and flexible layouts are the mainstay of all new building and renovation work. In the long term, sustainable building will reduce overall running costs. The University of Groningen is careful to incorporate the latest findings on safe and responsible building in earthquake areas (such as Groningen) into its designs for new buildings and large-scale renovation projects.
Example project: Energy Academy Europe
The new Energy Academy Europe building is itself a shining example of sustainability. It will make innovative use of renewable energy sources and operate on a low-tech strategy (optimum usage of the natural elements earth, water, air and sun) to save energy and minimize operating costs, while offering high-grade facilities including various laboratories. The building has the highest BREEAM score 'Outstanding', which is proof for extremely high standards in terms of sustainability and energy consumption.
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