Energy and waste
Bronkhorst has adopted various strategies to reduce energy consumption and waste production. New buildings are furnished according to the latest insights in the field of sustainability. They are – or will be – provided with climate control systems (organic PCM boxes) and innovative insulation methods, such as ultra-thick glass panes, walls and floors. Energy-reducing options are also considered for application in existing buildings, e.g. by replacing tube lighting by LEDs and switching off unused equipment whenever this is possible. Additionally, waste is separated to promote the recycling of materials. As per January 2015 Bronkhorst uses green power, supplied by the AGEM (energy supplier in the Achterhoek region), to reduce the environmental impacts associated with conventional electricity use. In 2019, 910 PV solar panels were mounted on the roofs of 4 of our buildings, generating approx. 250,000 to 275,000 kWh of electricity annually.