ODE has applied sustainability criteria that go beyond the legal requirements. The technique used to save energy is exceptionally innovative. In 2008, the Library on ODE won an award for being the most sustainable public building in Amsterdam. The Conservatory was nominated for this award. For all offices on ODE quality materials have been selected, focusing on long-term use and value retention. In addition, the urban development program is based on a long-term vision. The high densities and mixed use of functions guarantee the area will remain richly diverse, ensuring the long-lasting vitality and viability of ODE.
By using the latest technologies and systems, including solar panels, responsible use of natural resources is guaranteed. All offices, shops, and homes are connected to the LTES system of ODE (Long Term Energy Storage). This system provides the entire island with energy by means of underground heat- and cold storage.
BPD has submitted an application for a BREEAM certificate for Oosterdoks island Lot 5/6. BREEAM-NL Nieuwbouw en Renovatie (New Construction and Renovation) in the Netherlands is the quality label used to assess new projects and major renovations regarding sustainability performance. This label is available for offices, retail, schools, industrial buildings, homes, meeting- and accommodation locations, and data centers.
With BREEAM-NL Nieuwbouw en Renovatie, buildings are rated on nine different sustainability issues: management, health, energy, transport, water, materials, waste, land use and ecology, and pollution. Upon completion of the new office building on ODE’s Lot 5/6, a final inspection will take place, after which the design certificate will be converted into a certificate of completion. A required component for a BREEAM assessment is a case study. In this study, BPD specifies the exact measures taken with regard to sustainability during the construction. Read the case study here.