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VHK is a Netherlands-based private consultancy firm focused on technical policy research of energy efficiency, serving an international client base.

Being active in sustainable design policies and products for over 30 years, we operate with a compact team of engineering consultants reputed for their know-how and neutral stand. We perform studies on Ecodesign, Energy Labelling and related measures. These include methodology development, general policy support, product-specific preparatory or impact assessment studies.


VHK was founded in 1984.


Product Innovation Support

  • Structural Market Research, Patents, Standards, New Materials and Production Techniques, Trends. Scope: Industry Result: Management Report, Program of Demands for New Products

Energy Efficiency of Consumer Durables and Office Equipment, Energy Planning Support

  • Technical product analysis, consumer-behaviour analysis, identifying energy saving design options, Life Cycle Cost analysis, technical modeling, environmental impact analysis, stock models, time series analysis, projections of future energy use, policy options, market transformation, procurement.
  • Scope: Governments, Utilities and Industry Associations.
  • Result: Policy Report, Technical Model, Specific presentation software (e.g. 'Epolis' suite)


VHK employs a mix of dedicated professionals and engineers (BSc. and MSc. levels in the fields of Industrial Design; graphic designers). More about our staff.


For our financial administration, important especially for contracts with government organisations, we work with external certified accountants 'Ruitenburg Adviseurs - Accountants' in Delft who can supply a detailed insight in our financial affairs if required by contract.


VAT number: NL805485715B01
Netherlands KvK: 27221271
Belgium KBO: 0742.767.008

VHK is registered at the European Commission with Participant Identification Code (PIC) 900361373.


Head office

Rotterdamseweg 386 B-18
2629 HG Delft - NL
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Branch office

Avenue Albert 126
1190 Brussels - BE
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