Energy-neutral homes opened in Hoek of Holland

Energy-neutral homes opened in Hoek of Holland

15 October 2018 |

Among loud applause from those present, on Tuesday 2 October two extraordinary new-build homes were opened at Tasmanweg 159-161 in the Hook of Holland. This building project is a cooperation between the Hook of Holland Housing Association (WVH), Jan Snel, the Delfland Water Board, Aspar and the Hoekse Druppies.

Building project: realisation of affordable energy-neutral homes
Key to this building project was the quick completion of affordable energy-neutral homes. Marcel Korthorst, Managing Director at WVH: “Thanks to Jan Snel’s innovative construction method, the home are affordable and were quickly built.” Hans Oosterhoff, Account Manager at Jan Snel: “Because the homes are built in the factory, there is less inconvenience for the surrounding residents. The construction method is a great solution for building in existing districts and makes it possible to keep rents affordable.” The homes are also WVH’s first newly built energy-neutral homes. They are not connected to the gas mains and generate their own power for heating, ventilation, hot water, lighting and all domestic electrical appliances.

Jan Snel homes: energy neutral, sustainable and fast-build
The homes are of premium quality and come with a heat pump, cooling, kitchen and bathroom. They are “zero-on-the-meter” (Dutch: NOM) homes and built largely according to circular principles. More than 90% of the materials used to build the homes can be recycled. If necessary, the homes can be disassembled and reassembled elsewhere. The homes come in a variety of models and can be ready to move into within four weeks. These features mean Jan Snel can enable housing associations to provide affordable and energy-neutral housing projects in a very short time.

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