This pages shows the environmental impact of an average office, translated into graphs and efficiency indicators by the Envirometer.
The pie chart shows which environmental themes have the largest impact. The biggest environmental impact consists of electricity and commuter traffic, followed by business traffic and heating. Waste, emissions, water and office paper are included but have a smaller impact.
The most interesting statistics from the Envirometer for an average office can be found in the table below. After creating your own Envirometer, you can display the averages next to your own results for an easy comparison.
|Energy||electricity / floor space||63||43||kWh/m2|
|natural gas / building content||2.7||1.7||m3 gas eq./m3*|
|Water||water / employee||3.3||0.9||m3/fte|
|Waste||afval / employee||84||34||kg/fte|
|waste separation percentage||52||69||%|
|Transport||commuting / employee||2.719||741||km/fte|
|Fuel business traffic / employee||78||23||lt. diesel eq/fte|
|Paper||paper purchase / employee||4.8||1.7||kg/fte|
* With ‘fuel’ all energy flows for heating (natural gas, district heating, wood chips) are included, converted to natural gas equivalents.
Source of this average Envirometer
The office average is derived from the benchmark housing associations of 2023. Fourteen housing associations participated, with a total of more than 30 office buildings. On this basis, Stimular has determined the average environmental score for offices, excluding freight transport.