21 August 2020

Deep renovation of residential buildings owned by housing corporations

For multi-family buildings renovation in the Netherlands, district heating is the dominant heating technology at the moment. Still, several housing corporations opt for ‘deep renovation’ as an alternative way to make dwellings ‘Nul-op-de-Meter’ (‘Zero on the meter’). In these projects it is increasingly common to apply decentral ‘plug & play’ systems for heating and domestic hot water production. Once at the construction site, the preassembled parts of these installations can easily be connected. This method minimizes inconvenience for residents, eliminates installation errors and thus lowers the costs of installation, as proven by the three projects described in this article.