The summer of 2012 saw the commencement of the construction of a brand new complex, which was taken into use by some 800 staff members of TUI Belgium, including TUI fly, at the end of 2013. Situated next to the Brussels Airport runway, the building complex is a combination of a hangar and an office space. This location is furthermore easily accessible by train as it is situated close to the train station.
A number of environmentally-friendly initiatives were put forward early on during the planning stage to keep this building’s ecological footprint as small as possible.
We took a few complementary measures with a positive environmental impact as well, such as:
- A rainwater recovery system provides water for the lavatories in a natural manner.
- The entire building has been insulated according to the strictest standards so as to prevent unnecessary energy loss.
- All spaces have been fitted with movement sensors for lighting control. This way no lights will remain on unnecessary.
In summary, the company not only brings various companies and divisions of TUI Belgium together in a brand new central building, but also significantly reduces our ecological footprint, which is completely in line with our environmental policy.
For instance, a combined heat and power (CHP) system was installed. This system makes sure that the energy emitted during electricity generation (in the form of heat) is recovered for the building's heating system. This process is very efficient and limits our environmental impact.
The roof was fitted with a cooling tower, which uses the cooler outside air to regulate the temperature inside the building in a natural manner. This means that for the larger part of the year we do not require any energy-guzzling installations to cool down the air inside the building.