The new 21 storey tower – which will arise in 2018 at the Amstel riverside – is the highest residential building in the Netherlands with a timber structure. HAUT contributes to the city councils’ objectives towards reduction of carbon emissions, as timber contains a large capacity of CO2.
The highest score was reached mainly due to the timber structure. Trees take up carbon during their growth and as a result of this, the timber of HAUT stores 2,500 tons of carbon. Building with timber reduces the carbon emissions, compared to a similar building in concrete or steel. This equals the emissions of the energy use of the 52 apartments of the building over 10 years.