Sustainable real estate
Energy label C
NS wants its real estate to be sustainable. This is why we have made every effort in recent years to upgrade all the leased offices that we own to energy label C or higher. As such, on 1 January 2023 we were in compliance with the relevant statutory requirements for offices. On top of that, when a building is up for renovation it is our ambition to move on to energy label A, if technically and financially feasible. This is our first step towards ‘Paris proof’ real estate, our ambition for 2050.
With the last renovation projects under way (in Amersfoort, Loppersum and Utrecht), as of 1 January 2023 all our leased offices have either been upgraded to or are in the process of achieving energy label C.
Lease of former KPN building in Eindhoven
NS has found a new lessee for the former KPN building next to Eindhoven CS: Microtuin, which will use the building to create work spaces and accommodate creative businesses, studios, cafés and restaurants and the like. The property, with a floor area of around 23,000 m2, will be turned into a meeting place with cultural and social functions within the ‘Hub XL’. The Eindhoven city council intends to transform the entire station area into a zone with a mix of residential, work, social and recreational functions.