The Venco Campus, headquarters of the Vencomatic Group, in Eersel, the Netherlands has received the first BREEAM-NL Outstanding certificate, making it the most sustainable and energy-saving industrial building in Europe.
During the Dutch Green Building Week, Cor van de Ven, the proud owner of the Venco Campus, received the highest possible certificate for the building which represents the character of the Vencomatic Group, being a trendsetter in sustainable and innovative products in the poultry industry.
The new multifunctional building offers space for logistics, manufacturing, a workshop, offices and a showroom including presentation areas. A sustainable approach with regard to the environment, humans and animals, served as the basis for the design, construction and use of the building. For this purpose it was decided to use the BREEAM methodology in order to build in a sustainable manner and to ensure the visibility of the sustainability level by means of an international label.
Furthermore, the Smart building approach was used, whereby sustainable building is based on an economic view, and in which FRED is central. FRED represents the Dutch words which are the equivalent of Flexible in use, Reduction for mass and weight, Cost efficiency and Sustainability.
The Venco Campus is unique in its design, the enormous egg is inspired by the market segment in which the Vencomatic Group operates. The wood finishing, round shape and the green layout of its surroundings, ensure that the building merges with the landscape. Energy neutral construction was paramount, whereby aspects related to energy-saving as well as energy production were taken into account. The current use indicates the success of this approach. Through the application of various smart techniques, a flexible and pleasant work atmosphere was created. The building is also available to other parties who wish to make use of the presentation areas, auditorium and showroom.