Utrecht University distinguishes two phases in sustainable accommodation: the project phase and the management phase.
The project phase is concerned with sustainable renovation, new construction, reuse and demolition. In this context, Utrecht University is complying with the sustainability requirements of BREEAM-NL Very Good for the construction of the Education Centre in the Noordwestcluster. BREEAM, which stands for Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method, is a method for assessing the sustainability performance of buildings.
The management phase is concerned with the sustainable use of buildings, including aspects such as energy consumption and the interior climate.