Julius Lindenbergh of the municipality of Almere, opened the Amsterdam Stock Exchange because Almere has the most sustainable houses and buildings of all the 15 largest municipalities in the Netherlands Engineering and consultancy firm Sweco made an analysis of the energylabels of all houses and buildings in the 15 largest municipalities in the Netherlands.
A conclusion from this analysis is that relatively young municipalities ánd municipalities with a lot of new houses, are scoring higher in the ranking, whilst municipalities with large historical areas are challenged to make their buildings sustainable. Sustainable houses and buildings are an important tool to reduce the use of energy and to achieve the climate goals.
To analyse the energy labels, Sweco used their self-developed tool the Energy Strategy Atlas: a GeoWeb tool based on public data, combining more than 70 map layers with local data and analytics.
For more information: https://www.sweco.nl/innovaties/energie-strategie-atlas/