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The Netherlands Agency for Energy and the Environment

Novem is known as the Netherlands Agency for Energy and the Environment. The company employs 400 people who focus on the various aspects of sustainable development. Novem has several fundamental assets including knowledge, a creative approach to new targets through the development of tools an action plans and lots more. Novem activities fall under four themes: Sustainable Construction, Living, Working, Sustainable Energy Provision, Sustainable Production and Sustainable Mobility.

International Activities
Novem's international work focuses on:

  • Exchanging knowledge
  • Learning from the experience of other countries
  • Harmonising policies
  • Legislation and measures
  • Developing a shared long-term vision
  • A common ground for sustainable development
Network and website
We participate in many international networks and organisations. Primarily on behalf of the Dutch government, but also under contract with international organisations as EU, IEA, UN and the World Bank. Currently we are rebuilding our english website: - please bookmark this site now. Within six months you'll find all our corporate information on this website.How to find

Novem (head office)
Swentiboldstraat 21
6137 AE Sittard

P.O. Box 17
6130 AA Sittard
The Netherlands

Phone +31 46 4202202
Fax +31 46 4528260

Public transport
From the train station it is around a 20 minute walk to Novem (see map). You may also take the train-taxi. Bus line 10 stops close to Novem. Ask for the Kollenberg bus stop. From here it will take you approx. 6 minutes to walk to Novem.

From Eindhoven/Roermond
Follow the A2 south towards Maastricht, take the exit road no. 47 (Born/Sittard). At the end of the exit road turn left into the Langerweg. Follow this road and at the end turn right towards Sittard. This is the Hasseltsebaan. At the first traffic light turn left, and follow this road. After the viaduct keep on this road till the traffic light, then turn left. This is now the Odasingel, where you turn left at the third traffic light, then first street left is Swentiboldstraat, where you will find the Novem building after 150 metres on the right.

From Maastricht
Follow the A2 going north towards Eindhoven, and take the exit road no. 48, marked Urmond. At the end of the exit road (at the traffic lights) turn right towards Sittard. After the bridge over the railway line, keep in the left-hand lane at the traffic lights and turn left. Follow the road round to the right (Wilhelminastraat/Engelenkampstraat). Continue through the town centre. At the crossroads (Leyenbroekerweg) turn left. From the Pres.Kennedysingel turn right towards Wehr/Geilenkirchen. The first street on the left is Swentiboldstraat, where you will find the Novem building on the right.

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