Westland town hall

 - Sustainable cities and communities (SDG 11), Affordable and clean energy (SDG 7)

A PCM buffer combined with 800 solar panels. That was the key innovation used by the municipality of Westland to equip its sustainable town hall for a CO2-neutral and energy-efficient future.


This innovative approach was set out in a DBFMO contract with the De Groene Schakel BV consortium. BNG Bank took care of the 'F' in 'DBFMO' (i.e. the Finance). The Groene Schakel consortium will manage Westland's municipal administrative centre for the next 25 years.>

The centre consists of two buildings in Naaldwijk, 800 metres apart. The designs for a public and administrative centre in Verdilaan and a separate building for municipal officials in Laan van de Glazen Stad were characterised by the abundant use of glass. Construction work on the sustainable, energy-neutral buildings, which feature LED lighting and 800 solar panels on the roof to supply energy, began on 18 May 2016. The municipality moved into its new offices on 1 July 2017.


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EUR 30 million (onderhoud EUR 125 million - 25 year)


Boele & van Eesteren, HOMIJ Technische Installaties, PCH Dienstengroep (alle VolkerWessels-ondernemingen) en een aantal Westlandse bedrijven

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Sustainable cities and communities (SDG 11)

Sustainable cities and communities (SDG 11)

As a partner of social housing associations, BNG Bank contributes to better and liveable communities.

As a partner of municipalities, BNG Bank contributes to affordable and better social provisions.

Affordable and clean energy (SDG 7)

Affordable and clean energy (SDG 7)

BNG Bank contributes to a larger share of renewable energy in our energy mix.

BNG Bank contributes to energy savings  and more energy efficiency.

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