Stricter BENG requirements in Amsterdam

What are these new requirements and how can Studio Solarix support this with design solar panels? Since 1 January 2021, the energy performance of new construction is determined by the new national NZEB requirements (Nearly Energy Neutral Buildings) when a permit is granted. In July 2021, however, the Municipality of Amsterdam will go one step further and will introduce stricter rules.

Last summer, the municipality of Amsterdam already announced that it wanted to deviate from the national NZEB requirements. BENG is introduced to replace the EPC. In addition, one EPC number makes way for three BENG indicators, which better indicate real energy consumption. Amsterdam will make these indicators even sharper to make new construction as energy efficient as possible. The NZEB distinguishes itself on 3 measures, namely: energy demand (BANG1), primary energy consumption (BANG 2) and renewable energy (BANG 3). The Studio Solarix collection helps buildings to generate renewable energy that matches BENG-3.

In line with their stricter EPC policy
Amsterdam published a roadmap in early 2020. The municipality wants to be climate neutral by 2050. With this roadmap, Amsterdam is continuing its line of energy-neutral construction. According to them, the own tightened NZEB is better in line with the current and already stricter Amsterdam EPC of 0.2, nationally this is 0.4. The policy will be effective in July 2021 at the earliest. Amsterdam is densely populated and therefore many apartments are being built. Apartment complexes often have limited space for solar panels, due to their roof surface. With the Solar Design facades from Studio Solarix, we can easily solve that problem by providing the facades with design solar panels and with that we are building a sustainable Amsterdam.

Solution Studio Solarix
It is clear that the integration of solar panels in the facades is a must to comply with the BENG-3 rule: renewed energy. It is a very cost effective option to achieve energy neutrality. At Studio Solarix, however, we do not believe that this should lead to a lesser aesthetics of cities. That is why we offer PV facades, which yield relatively more energy in winter, autumn and spring compared to roof panels.

The best thing about this? The modular facade systems of Studio Solarix can combine active solar panels with non-active panels made of other materials (which in turn depend on the design goal). Both panels can be extensively customized with colors, patterns and LED lighting. In this way we can assist developers in Amsterdam with the stricter BENG requirements. Together we build a more sustainable future!

Do you want to know exactly what the BENG measures entail?Read our previous blog: The impact of the BENG measures

Want to know more about the stricter measures in Amsterdam? read more on the website of Amsterdam


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