All apartments have been equipped with comfortable underfloor heating, eliminating the need for radiators which saves space. The power for the underfloor heating and warm water from the tap comes from a shared installation. This means there are no central heating boilers taking up space inside the apartments. Also no space is needed for a washing machine and/or dryer: you can use our shared launderette.
Reducing greenhouse gas emission
The collective installation is almost self supporting and most sustainable, and makes the entire building nearly completely energy-neutral. Four geothermal energy sources, each 110m (360 feet) under ground, a heat pump, 60 solar panels, and a large buffer of warm water, the extra insulation and a continuous fresh filtered air supply with energy recovery provide a pleasant climate inside, and swiftly available warm water at minimal gas usage.
This way we contribute to the reducing of greenhouse gas emissions, without any concessions to our living comfort.
Our own clean environment
We have our own WWTP (waste water treatment plant) for the biological cleansing of our wasted water. This is essential for our clean environment. But it does place demands on your knowledge and behavior. What may be harmful to bacteria or a pump you should not flush down through your toilet, sink, dishwasher or washing machine.
Bacteria in three connected septic tanks, stimulated by extra air / oxygen, are cleaning our wasted water. Then a sump pump brings it to the ditch. Reed helps extra to ensure clean water. A clean environment and an interesting wildlife … also at “De Kolde Oven” it depends on people’s behavior.