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Avery Dennison – BREEM “Very Good” certificate awarded

THE NETHERLANDS • Avery Dennison has brought its sustainability vision to life at its new EU headquarters and research & development center in Oegstgeest. The building acts as the European hub for the global Avery Dennison Materials Group business. A BREEAM “Very Good” certificate was awarded at a ceremony on December 2015 during a celebration for all of the partners involved in the building’s design and construction. The building is located in the BioScience Park in Oegstgeest, which is among the top five science parks in Europe.

BREEAM is a sustainability assessment method for master planning projects, infrastructure and buildings. It addresses a number of life cycle stages such as new construction, refurbishment and in-use. The focus on sustainable value and efficiency makes BREEAM certified developments attractive property investments and generates sustainable environments that enhance the well-being of the people who live and work in them.

A whole range of sustainability features have been brought together to merit the tough BREEAM “Very Good” rating. The headquarters has energy efficient ground-storage heating and cooling, heat-reflective glass, elevators that recover energy, motion-controlled lighting, FSC-certified timber, and more than 100 birdcages on a sedum-covered green roof.

Armin Karl Geiger

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