BUILT FOR THE FUTURE
Living in the Havenkwartier is futureproof living; in a sustainable home which will still be effective in many decades’ time. We have used various sustainable measures to meet current requirements and anticipate those of the future.
DISTRICT HEATING AND COOLING
Instead of a non-sustainable gas connection, all homes will feature a connection to the district heating grid. Underfloor heating will be the main source of heating. So no ugly radiators! Besides heating, all homes will also be equipped with cooling, so you will also have a pleasant indoor climate during the summer.
SOLAR PANELS AND GREEN ROOFS
For the most part, the roof of the Havenkwartier will feature solar panels. However, the clean electricity generated be these panels will not be enough to heat all homes. Therefore, this electricity will be used for communal areas, which will help to keep service costs to a minimum. The single-family homes will also be fitted with solar panels. Areas that are not used for solar panels will be transformed into green roofs. This gives the apartments a nice look and is also sustainable!
Sustainability is also about ensuring a pleasant temperature inside your home. Screens help to keep out bright sunlight, so it does not become too hot indoors. But they also stop your interior from fading. With this in mind, the design has taken into account the possibility of installing blinds. If you buy an apartment with south and west facing windows, you have the choice of installing optional vertical screens.
All homes in the Havenkwartier will be well insulated. The roof, walls and floors will feature a thick layer of insulation, so heat and cold cannot easily enter or escape from your home. This will save you a lot of energy, which is good for the environment and good for your wallet!