This unique project for TDF involved the construction of a helophyte filter system, an eco-friendly solution for treating wastewater. Using a 3-stage filter process, plants purify the wastewater so that it can be used for irrigating the land. A truly circular solution that is as low-tech as it is effective.
Water+Energy System for a Circular Cemetary Building
We successfully completed an installation concept for a fully circular cemetary building. Since the surrounding forest area leaves no space for solar PV, we had to come up with alternate solutions, such as 4th-gen biomeiler system hooked up to a hybrid heat pump.
For a soon-to-be-realised project development in Deventer, we helped Woonpioniers improve their tender submission by coming up with a highly sustainable energy system design. It includes a heating system that draws its heat from the local wastewater treatment facility.
We participated in a tender for the creation of a 400-household biobased project development in Oirschot. Even though we did not make the final selection, many interesting ideas were conceptualised during the process, together with Woonpioniers and HNS (among others).
Smart Homes are the future, but it’s easy to lose the forest for the trees with all the different technologies out there. We helped Lister Buildings define and design their needs for system integration and select the right building automation partner.
In Helmond a new area development is rising with the aim of becoming ‘the world’s smartest district’, known as Brainport Smart District. We advised Lister Buildings on their energy and water system design for a 60-dwelling appartment complex.
An Earthship is a Zero Energy Building (ZEB), that produces as much energy as it consumes. It is made from recycled and environmentally friendly materials such as used car tyres and straw bales. We analysed the energy performance and improved the overall energy system design.
Notable projects our team members were involved in
The following projects we were involved in while working for previous companies as employees:
De Ceuvel Aquaponics System
De Ceuvel is a so-called cleantech playground where many different (and often low-tech) technologies are being experimented with. The aquaponics system developed here provides both fish, vegetables and herbs, while recycling the valuable nutrients of each of them.
The solar carport in EVA-Lanxmeer was one of the very first of its kind. Featuring 700 solar panels with a combined output of over 200 kWp, this carport can charge many different EV’s simultaneously. It also features Vehicle-2-Grid (V2G) Charging, to help stabilise the grid.
New Sanitation: vacuum toilets with nutrient recovery
New Sanitation is a new type of wastewater collection that uses suction instead of water to flush toilets. The resulting concentrated black water is very well suited to recover the phosphates and nitrates within. A biodigester can then produce biogas from the remainder.
SchoonSchip has pioneered a unique smart grid that is connected behind a single meter connection. Batteries, solar panels and heat pumps work together to create an effective local energy distribution system that allows them to save on connection costs and balance the grid.
In this now world-famous study, four of The Netherlands’ most advanced eco-neighbourhoods were assessed on the performance of their energy system. By creating improved scenario’s, it was found that over 90% self-sufficiency was techno-economically viable.