At the World Port Center of Rotterdam, companies can be part of a vibrant business center with international allure. Our goal is to complement this international allure with the most prestigious health and sustainability objectives. In this way we provide companies the opportunity to further improve health within their organizations and be part of a sustainable and healthy movement.
What do we mean with sustainability?
For us sustainability means providing a safe and healthy building that is meant to last over the long term, without harming the environment. We use the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as our guide towards a more sustainable world. The SDGs are a global framework for sustainable development by the year 2030 and provide a “shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future”. We believe sustainable buildings such as WPC play a significant role in achieving the global goals. We therefore contribute to the following SDGs:
SDG 3: Good health and well-being
WPC improves health and wellbeing of building users through applying the principles of WELL.
SDG 7: Affordable and clean energy
WPC is connected to green district heating.
SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth
WPC creates jobs and boosts the economy.
SDG 9: Industry innovation and infrastructure
WPC contributes to innovation and is climate proof.
SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
WPC is a building block of sustainable cities and communities.
SDG 12: SDG 12: Responsible Consumption
WPC designs out waste through BREEAM certification (leading certification for sustainable buildings)
SDG 13: Climate Action
WPC sets the standard for sustainable buildings through energy management and BREEAM & WELL certification.
SDG 15: Life on Land
WPC provides habitat for species in the surrounding area.
SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
WPC provides development for international partnerships.
How do we prove that we are sustainable?
One of the most important actions to take is to certify a building with globally recognised certifications for sustainable buildings. We are proud to share that we have been certified with a BREEAM Excellent and WELL Gold certificate, two leading certifications for sustainable and healthy buildings.
Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) is a holistic certification method to assess the actual sustainability performance of a building. It is an internationally recognized integral certification method which focuses on all parts of sustainability. A BREEAM certificate consists of nine categories: energy, health, materials, management, land use & ecology, pollution, transport, waste, and water. Within every category various points of attention are addressed. By optimizing a building on the various areas of interest via the BREEAM method a building becomes more sustainable and healthier for its building users.
The BREEAM method has been used for over 10 years and is often applied in the Netherlands. Within this method, five different certification levels can be achieved: pass, good, very good, excellent, and outstanding. By obtaining a BREEAM Excellent certificate, the World Port Center of Rotterdam distinguishes itself from the rest of the buildings in the area and other world port centers in the world.
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On average people spend 90% (!) of their day indoors. Work takes up much of that time. Working in a healthy office space is therefore vital for people’s health and well being. In addition, researchers have found the positive correlation between a comfortable working environment and productivity. So, there is a lot to gain when making buildings healthier. This is where the WELL certification comes into play. This internationally recognized standard is a leading and comprehensive tool to optimize health and well-being in buildings. The WELL Standard focuses on ten categories: air, water, nourishment, light, movement, thermal comfort, sound, materials, mind, and community.
WELL Certified Gold
By implementing the WELL Building Standard, WPC has facilitated healthy office spaces for building users. We are proud to announce that we have reached WELL Certified Gold. This ensures high quality of health and wellbeing within our building.
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