When KPMG, the global audit, tax, and advisory services firm,
approached Omni. B.V. for a new building to house some 200 of
its accountants and tax advisors on the island of Curacao in the Netherlands
Antilles, it asked for an innovative HVAC system that would save
on energy, be quiet in operation, meet precise indoor comfort conditions,
and be part of a green building.
Henk Soeterboek, former engineering director for Omni B.V., a local
mechanical engineering and installation fi rm in Willemstad on the
island of Curacao, met those challenges and believes he has designed the
most energy-effi cient new building on the island. A recent analysis by
KPMG revealed that the company’s energy use is no more for the new,
30% larger building than it was for their previous, smaller building.