BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method), the world’s foremost assessment method and rating system for buildings, awarded ABN AMRO the international prize for most sustainable in-use office building on Tuesday 8 March 2016 in London. ABN AMRO’s head office in Amsterdam won in the category ‘In-use office building - international’ on account of the sustainable measures that have been taken over the past years and the results realised.
Buildings with at least a BREEAM Excellent certificate (four stars) and an excellent track record in energy and ecology management are eligible for BREEAM Awards. A total of five Dutch buildings, including The Edge, were nominated for one of the most prominent awards for sustainable property. Mark van Rijt, Managing Director of ABN AMRO Facility Management: “We are thrilled to have won this award. It is a tribute to our efforts over the past years to make our building more sustainable. It shows that we are on the right course with our sustainability ambitions. As well as adapting our head office, we have also been working on our other office buildings. A good example is our energy-neutral branch in Alkmaar. We have acquired a lot of knowledge in this field, which we also put into practice by sharing it with our property clients. Making our commercial property more sustainable is a priority to us, and so far we have already financed 110,000 m2 of refurbishment projects. Together with our clients, we want to leverage sustainability in existing buildings in the Netherlands.”
The Edge also won a prize in the category ‘New office buildings’. We are proud to have been one of the financiers involved. Rutger Schuur, Managing Director of Real Estate Clients: “We are very happy about this wonderful news, which underpins our ambition to finance 30 landmarks in three years’ time. We are proud to have contributed to this success.”