The number of multi-company buildings in Amsterdam that switches off the lighting at night is increasing. The owners of the office towers are following the example of offices on the Zuidas.
This is apparent from answers by alderman Zita Pels (Sustainability, Energy Transition and Circular Economy) to questions from the VVD. Councilor Stijn Nijssen was enthusiastic about turning off the lights on the Zuidas and asked if the city council wanted to talk to representatives of office areas in Zuidoost and the Amstelkwartier.
“The Board wholeheartedly supports this good example”, Pels says. “Zuidoost and Amstelkwartier, as well as some other office areas, have already started working with Zuidas to launch this initiative in their own areas as well.” According to the alderman, owners of offices from outside the region are also in talks.
Pels also writes that the municipality itself also works to save energy. “For example, by lowering the heating where possible and switching on the cooling less quickly. Energy consumption is monitored, so that specific savings opportunities can also be tackled.”