In the Netherlands homes and other buildings must have an energy label when they are being sold or rented. We looked at the energylabels of municipal offices in the Netherlands.
The past two months, five million households in the Netherlands received a provisional energy certificate. Via an energylabel checker home-owners can view what provisional energy certificate their house has been labeled with. We looked at the addresses of all municipalities in the Netherlands and scraped the data.
The results? The municipalities of Vlaardingen and Schouwen-Duivenland are the only townhalls with an A++ label. The average energy-index of 319 municipal offices which we checked is 1.31, a D-label. Municipal offices in the province of Drenthe seems the most energy efficient with an average energy-index of 0.948, or an A-label. The average in the province of South Holland, despite the high score of the city Vlaardingen, is the lowest. The municipal office of Marum, in the province of Groningen scores the worst of them all. Below you can view the energylabels of municipal offices in the Netherlands:
The top 10 provinces with average the lowest energy-index (and so the best score) are 1. Drenthe, with Westerland the best score, 2. Zeeland, with Schouwen-Duiveland, 3. Overrijssel with Hardenberg, 4. Flevoland with Lelystad the best, 5. Utrecht with Nieuwegein, 6. Fryslan with Kollumerland c.a., 7. Limburg with Leudal with the best score, 8. Gelderland with Montferland, 9. North-Holland with Hollands Kroon and 10. South-Holland with the best score for Vlaardingen.
The top 10 most energy efficient municipal offices are 1. Vlaardingen (A++ 0,42), 2. Schouwen-Duiveland (A++ 0,46), 3. Hardenberg (A+ 0,54), 4. Montferland (A+ 0,55), 5. Bronckhorst (A+ 0,58), 6. Haren (A+ 0,58), 7. Hollands Kroon (A+ 0,58), 8 Westerveld (A+ 0,59), 9. Gouda (A+ 0,63) en op 10. Cuijk (A+ 0,66). The top 10 of the least energy efficient municipal offices are 1. Marum (G 2,73), 2. Sittard-Geleen (G 2,66), 3. Son en Breugel (G 2,58), 4. Leidschendam-Voorburg (G 2,57), 5. Oegstgeest (G 2,4), 6. Brummen (G 2,37), 7. Cappelle aan den Ijssel (G 2,36), 8. De Bilt (G 2,35), 9. Haarlemmerliede en Spaarnwoude (G 2,27) en op 10. Rotterdam (G 2,22).
The energylabel data is scraped from the website zoekuwenergielabel.nl previously known as Energielabel-checker, of the Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland. The addresses of the municipal offices have been scraped from the database of overheid.nl which contains the addresses of all Dutch governments.