Benchmark energy performance

The NS, Dutch Railways, have an aim of saving energy. In order to contribute to this ambition, Royal HaskoningDHV developed an energy benchmark for commercial facilities at and around stations. With a structured approach based on the European Standard EN15221, we have organized a benchmark process specifically for commercial facilities, and indicated which information had to be gathered.

The collected data were subsequently thoroughly analysed, among others by relating the energy performance to the floor area and the opening hours of commercial facilities. Based on special values, we finally offered several suggestions for improvement relating to structural frames and technical installations, shop design and operation & maintenance.

Energy consumption decreased

The Dutch Railways are now well-equipped in order to substantially reduce the energy consumption of commercial facilities.