National heritage asset from EPC G to EPC A

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  • EPC scan carried out for national heritage asset
  • Recommended measures integrated into redevelopment plans
  • National heritage asset from EPC G to EPC B, or even A

Future-proof buildings

Maasstede has been developing real estate throughout the Netherlands, and occasionally across the border, for over 35 years. They find it important that buildings are ‘future-proof’ and comfortable to live and work in.

EPC scan for national heritage assets

Maasstede has a number of monumental buildings in its portfolio that will be redeveloped. To find out what the current situation of the buildings was, CFP carried out an EPC scan. On the basis of this scan, the current EPC G became clear, but also insight was gained into what measures could best be taken to achieve an EPC improvement to B or even A.

It is an interesting task to integrate sustainability measures into refurbishment plans. Particularly in the case of a national heritage asset.

– Mark Derksen, consultant at CFP

Measures integrated in large-scale renovation

Following the EPC scan, CFP made recommendations for the implementation of sustainability measures. Examples include LED lighting with sensors and insulating the roof, façades and windows. But also a new cooling system that complies with the latest guidelines. These measures were then integrated into Maasstede’s redevelopment plans.

Flexibility is a requirement in the redevelopment of national heritage assets. For example, the glass at the front cannot simply be replaced for double glazing. CFP contributed ideas regarding the possibilities or otherwise of a national heritage asset and then came up with easily applicable recommendations.

– Robert Nederlof, project developer at Maasstede

Cost-effective EPC improvement from G to B, or even A

The redevelopment of one of the monumental buildings has now been completed and the building has a B EPC. As no solar panels could be used and district heating turned out not to be profitable, an A EPC seemed difficult to achieve. However, CFP’s calculations show that an A EPC is certainly within reach. Due to the higher insulation values applied in the thermal shell, replacing the boiler is sufficient to achieve an A EPC (with an EPC rate of 1.04) with this building.

The tools used by CFP, such as the EPC scan, are extremely helpful in gaining the correct insights into sustainability. It’s makes the process come more alive. On the basis of the insights obtained, we were able to make effective choices regarding the measures to be applied.

– Robert Nederlof, project developer at Maasstede