Sustainability, health & wellbeing

Sustainability, health & wellbeing at WTC Amsterdam towers ABCEFGHI

SUSTAINABILITY

BREEAM certified
World Trade Center Amsterdam is proud to be the recipient of a BREEAM In-Use certificate. BREEAM is the world's leading method of assessing, rating, and certifying the sustainability of buildings
 
Green initiatives

  • Motion sensor lighting system in offices
  • Motion sensor LED lighting system in the car park
  • Building-wide recycling program
  • Solar panels on the roof of towers A, B & C
  • Participation in the yearly Earth Hour by shutting off all non-critical lights in the buildings
  • Rental facility for Audi Shared Fleet and AMBER
  • Heating and cooling at towers H and I provided by an underground thermal energy storage system
  • ​Only Ecolabel certified cleaning products
HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Our health and wellbeing initiatives at WTC Amsterdam aim to promote health and wellness education among our building participants across towers ABCEFGHI. Occupants are offered access to a library of wellness education materials across a range of health topics which are available via the Wellness library in the lobby. For more information on other health topics, please see the following links:

Water quality
Waternet is the water company for Amsterdam and the surrounding area. The tap water in Amsterdam is of the highest quality and is checked daily. Click here for a comparison of the drinking water with the legal requirements.

Lighting
According to various studies, a small amount of artificial light disturbs the sleep-wake rhythm of humans. A dark bedroom is therefore important for a good night's sleep. More information can be found on the following websites:
Sleep.org
Arup.com
Sleepfoundation.org 

Health
Mental health is the health of your mind. When you think of health, you quickly think of your body, your condition, your physical health. If you want to be fitter, you will exercise more, go to bed earlier, quit smoking and eat healthier. But did you know that taking care of your mind is just as important? Because if you are not only comfortable in your own skin, but also comfortable in your head, you function better, you are more positive in life, you are less stressed and you can cope better with problems (source: ggd).

  • General information health and wellbeing

National Alliance on Mental Illness 
Working Well   
Work place mental 

  • Suggestions for health and wellness support

From Evidence to Practice: Workplace Wellness that Works  
Urban green spaces and health  

  • Government and institutions

GGZ      
Mindfulbizz   
Rijksoverheid 
Suicide prevention   
Trimbos Instituut     
Volksgezondheidszorg  
Verslavingskunde Nederland