NL Area Label

The NL Green Label Area Label method provides a picture of the sustainability ambitions for an area development at an early stage, safeguards the ambitions during the process, and ensures their independent measurability. The method can be used to map out the current state of affairs, the sustainability potential, and actual, feasible opportunities. Integrated sustainability is used as the point of departure for the taskings in the area, which clarifies, enhances, and concretises the interconnectivity of the ambitions relating to the different sustainability indicators. The seven sustainability indicators constitute the framework for the NL Green Label Area Label:

  • Design, realisation, and management;
  • Products and materialisation;
  • Energy and climate resilience;
  • Soil and water;
  • Biodiversity and existing quality;
  • Relation between people and the environment;
  • Embedding and policy.

Climate resilience is assessed in an integrated manner within the method, on the basis of indicators such as the presence of greenery; pavement type and colour; water drainage principles; water strategies (quality/quantity); and measures to combat high temperatures (heat island effect, combat of drought). These indicators are closely related to the other indicators covered in the assessment. Ranging from a low-threshold initial analysis to a comprehensive, independent assessment, the NL Green Label Area Label helps to realise a measurable, climate-proof, and sustainable living environment.

Go to the NL Area Label website.