BREEAM certificate for Maastricht University

Maastricht University has achieved the highest attainable sustainability qualification with its renovation of the former Tapijn barracks. The building will receive a "BREEAM-NL Excellent" quality mark for this. BREEAM is the most widely used quality mark in Europe to assess and measure the sustainability performance of buildings and areas.

What does BREEAM stand for?

BREEAM-NL stands for Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method and it is an assessment method to determine the sustainability performance of buildings. BREEAM measures the sustainability of a building across its full width. Nine different sustainability categories are considered: management, health, energy, transport, water, materials, waste, land use and ecology and pollution.


The buildings of the former Tapijnkazerne are equipped with two lecture halls, teaching spaces to support Problem-Based Learning and new learning spaces for students. The renovation was characterized, among other things, by responsible LED lighting, CO2-controlled ventilation, insulation, energy and water use, waste processing, etc. This provides the users of this building with an optimal working environment that meets the most sustainable requirements.

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