Hoorne Vastgoed has been chosen the most durable developer/builder of the Netherlands. The award was given within the framework of Building Business Golden Green Awards 2010. A jury chaired by Elco Brinkman of Bouwend Nederland awarded first place to Hoorne Vastgoed for their project Centrumplan Stad van de Zon in Heerhugowaard (center-city plan City of the Sun). This project includes among other things, a Vomar Voordeelmarkt which by reuse of residual heat with respect to similar shops, saves energy up to 35%.
The Golden Green Awards is a consequence of an agreement in 2008 between Bouwend Nederland, Aedes (trade association of housing corporations), Neprom (association of Dutch project development societies) and the ministry of VROM (Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment). Their common aim is an energy reduction in 2015, of 50% with respect to 2007.
Hoorne Vastgoed considers the prize as a stimulant to continue with an optimum development of durable projects. Frequently this happens in close cooperation with among others, municipalities, corporations and institutes. Bij de realisatie van het Centrum Stad van de Zon waren o.a. de Gemeente Heerhugowaard, Projectmanager Rotteveel M4, TNO, de provincie Noord-Holland, Agentschap.NL en Vomar Voordeelmarkt betrokken.
Hoorne Vastgoed is a multidisciplinary developer and real estate investor with a strong focus on retail and house construction. Activities within the retail sector primarily concerns facilities for the hypermarket chain Vomar Voordeelmarkt. The very energy-efficient Vomar hypermarket (2,000 m²) in the Stad van de Zon te Heerhugowaard will also have 72 low-energy apartments built above the store. Thanks to a cold/warmth storage and the reuse of warmth from the cooling and freezer installations in the Vomar Voordeelmarkt, with the project an annual CO2-reduction of 79 tons can be realized.
Source: Hoorne Vastgoed