BuurBlok: Living as a service

Challenge Neighborhood Block: Housing as a Service in Leeuwarden: How can you as a housing corporation solve the increasing shortage of sufficient affordable, sustainable and quality new housing? The social housing company WoonFriesland sees the solution in the “Buurblok” concept. Buurblok is a development by Bouwgroep Dijkstra Draisma (BGDD) and Wocozon. It consists of a…

1930s house sustainable renovation with PVT-panels as source for the heatpump

Challenge 1930s house sustainable renovation with PVT-panels as source for the heatpump:┬áThe typical 1930s home of Mr. Mol from Heiloo, The Netherlands is a pointed roof house with large 60-degree roof surfaces. Built in 1938, the house was also completely original inside. With gas heater and emergency shower in the utility room. In 1996 it…

Housing corporation Vivare revives old high rise

Challenge How do you make a 40-year-old high rise sustainable? And save 60% on gas consumption / heating bill? The housing corporation Vivare, which is active in the Arnhem region with some 25,000 housing units, had this question in mind for some time: how can we make existing housing complexes more sustainable and how can…

Zuiderschans care home all-electric in Den Bosch

Challenge Zuiderschans care home all-electric in Den Bosch: Housing association Zayaz from Den Bosch wants to let people participate in society through good housing and vital, attractive neighbourhoods. They are committed to neighborhoods and districts, to make and keep them safe and livable. For example, by renovating and maintaining homes. But also by building more…

All-electric apartments Dongen

Challenge New build all electric apartments Dongen, The Netherlands: Fine, sustainable and affordable living for people with modest incomes. That’s what the Casade housing association provides. In the municipality of Dongen there was a desire to build 18 new apartments, which had to be as sustainable as possible. And therefore also fossil free. Sustainable building…