On the shore of the IJmeer is in the middle of the port quarter IJburg in Amsterdam the first nearly zero-energy hotel of the Netherlands is developed. This hotel, called ‘ Breeze ‘, consists of a sky bar, restaurant, fitness and 195 hotel rooms.
The hotel is called a nearly zero-energy building based on the Earth, Wind & Fire (EWF-) concept. The combination of the slim use the natural elements sun, wind, water and earth makes that the hotel itself largely can provide energy. The three main elements of the EWF-concept are the solar panels on the façade and roof, the Climate cascade and the Solar chimney. The Climate cascade acts as a natural heat exchanger and the solar chimney is a shaft in which the solar heat is harvested to the building and the tap water to warm up. In addition, the hotel is decorated as sustainable as possible, for example by applying water-and energy-saving devices and facilities.
The development of the Hotel ‘ Breeze ‘ is a collaboration between the Dutch Green Company and Borghese Real Estate. The scheduled delivery date is 2018.