The Edge was designed to advance workplace standards with an energy-neutral building that not only lowers the cost and environmental impact of power consumption but also enhances the occupant experience. For Architectural Record I wrote about this extraordinary office building on Amsterdam’s Zuidas that was completed in 2015.
The way the energy calculation works is that it measures the amount of energy used by the building (heating, cooling, and lighting) and balances this against the amount of energy generated.
Contrary to other buildings, The Edge has a different agenda: The Edge, by developer OVG and PLP Architects, applies both sustainability and state-of-the-art digital technology to the creation of an innovative and, above all, congenial workplace. This multi-tenant, 15-story concrete structure is energy-neutral and was awarded a BREEAM “Outstanding” new-construction certification with a score of 98.4 percent, the highest since the UK-based Building Research Establishment began its Environmental Assessment Method program in 1990. It was also dubbed “possibly the smartest building on the planet” by Bloomberg BusinessWeek.
You can download the whole article about The Edge here: Arch Record The Edge Deloitte Aug 2016 Tracy Metz