31 Aug Now Energiesprong can apply to apartment blocks
When the Energiesprong concept was first developed, it was used mainly on single family dwellings, typically in terraces with two storeys. But recently, as the Transition Zero team have discovered, it has become possible to apply the concept to apartment blocks, including these in Groningen, the Netherlands.
The energy module is situated at ground level, adjacent to the garages, so it is not visible from the pedestrian access to the apartments. This enables elements of the module to be shared, making for a more cost-effective net zero energy solution.
The company responsible for the upgrades have paid great attention to detail. As well as retaining a brick facade that is typical of the neighbourhood, if you look carefully you can see that they have created niches for bats to nest between the new outer skin of the apartments and the old surface.