At HTC: strategic partner for every sustainable m2

  • Client High Tech Campus
  • Country The Netherlands
  • Location Eindhoven
  • Status Maintenance
HTC - The Strip

Innovative management and maintenance for a sustainable future One hundred percent sustainability and the smartest square kilometre in Europe. These are the objectives of the High Tech Campus (HTC) in Eindhoven. Strukton Worksphere has been helping them achieve this since 2017. Together with seven other strategic partners – ranging from a cleaning firm to a security organisation – we signed an indefinite unique partnership contract with Campus Site Management. As strategic partner in the area of technology, sustainability and comfort, the Campus, m2 by m2, will become the smartest campus in Europe.

Each day maintenance is becoming more innovative on the basis of data

HTC

High Tech Campus is a company campus at the edge of the municipality of Eindhoven. The campus comprises one square kilometre and is a real centre of gravity for technological developments.

Rapid sustainability due to sustainable management and systematic maintenance
In the sixty buildings on the campus, approximately 12,500 researchers, developers and entrepreneurs work for more than two hundred innovative companies, such as Philips, TomTom, IBM and Intel. The campus’ occupation rate is 98%. High time for expansion: another 80,000 m2 will be added at the south side of the campus.

More and more sustainable
One hundred percent sustainability, this is not something you can achieve just like that on a large campus with many older buildings and technical installations. Campus Site Management knew it had to call in the help of experts for this purpose. By employing a visionary procurement model, the Facilities Management Coalition (FM) was created. The Coalition includes Strukton Worksphere together with seven other facilities services providers – ranging from cleaning and hospitality to security and waste. Strukton Worksphere has been contracted for an indefinite period of time to maintain the technical installations and to make the management and the systematic maintenance processes sustainable using smart business cases.
 
This approach promotes entrepreneurship and innovation because it encourages the Coalition parties to view the Campus from a long-term perspective. Where there are innovative, sustainable solutions, the Coalition conceives and develops business cases. These business cases are in fact implemented 75% of the time. Through intensive mutual consultation and close contact with Campus Site Management, the parties stay results-oriented and constantly complement each other. This way, this unique way of working together is also efficient.

Not only the business cases, but the day-to-day management and maintenance as well, are efficiently structured. Strukton Worksphere is responsible for all this. Strukton Worksphere looks after all of the management and maintenance in the mechanical, electrical and structural domain. This results in rapid action whenever necessary and opportunities to implement sustainable options are incorporated into the day-to-day maintenance. Every decision relating to management and maintenance is in turn focused on the long term. The focus always is on building the most sustainable and innovative campus in Europe together, with one hundred percent sustainability.

Roadmap for sustainability
 
Strukton Worksphere delivered a roadmap to improve sustainability over the coming 15 to 20 years. This roadmap describes the timing of sustainability actions and shows why we are doing it. For example, we now know that certain integrated sustainability solutions can achieve a 97 percent reduction in gas consumption in the multi tenant buildings within 10 years. Read more about making the High Tech Campus more sustainable in this paper (only in Dutch).
Creating a sustainable campus in actual practice Several facilities services changes at the HTC were already initiated in 2017. In terms of day-to-day management and maintenance this includes the installation of LED lighting, demand-driven systems, heat recovery systems and heat pumps, among others. All of these contribute to building optimisation.
Solutions can also be very simple: where possible, technicians currently use cargo bikes in order to limit logistics movements by facilities services on the low-traffic campus. A more drastic intervention is the installation of 30,000 solar panels. A business case demonstrated this to be a key step towards creating an energy-neutral campus. In the same context, research is currently underway to determine whether wind turbines are suitable for power generation. In addition, the Coalition also wants to draw from the Campus’ own innovative strength. This is why they will be using the Sustainability Board to consult Campus users to determine how their innovative research and ideas can also be incorporated into the development of the HTC.

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