Energy and sustainable building

Team

Bureau Bouwtechniek has a small team of well-trained and experienced specialist that can be deployed broadly for a variety of assignments regarding energy and sustainable building:

  • EPB reporting, PHPP certification and feasibility studies for renewable energy sources
  • development of energy concepts, installation-technical advice 
  • solar control, daylight and lighting studies 
  • sustainability studies, in-house comfort analysis.

These opinions and studies can be supplied in the framework of collaboration in a multidisciplinary design team, but also directly to building managers or owners, for example within the context of a future façade renovation.

Expertise

The unique and diverse composition of our team allows complex studies and recommendations to be entirely handled in-house.
It is Bureau Bouwtechniek's ambition to be a leader in this field and seeks to achieve this by following courses, scientific conferences, participating in CSTC's technical committees and taking part in research projects in collaboration with universities.

Our vision on sustainable and energy-efficient building

Bureau Bouwtechniek is a pioneer in the field of low-energy and passive building. We stand for a multidisciplinary, integrated approach: our recommendations are a balance between design ambitions, energy-efficiency, cost-effectiveness, comfort, use of materials and building management. Both at the level of the construction and at the building detailing. We search for solutions in accordance with the Trias Energetica* principle, and an inherent and logical vision on sustainability.

BB also increasingly provides customized advice: sustainability is the guiding principle of this advice. Even in the early (design) stage of the project's process, advice can be provided.

*The Trias Energetica is a strategy to take energy-saving measures. This strategy was introduced in 1996 by the Netherlands Agency for Energy and the Environment (Novem) under the name Trias Energetica. Later on, the Trias Energetica was specified by the Technical University of Delft.
The strategy contains the following three steps:
Step 1: Limit the energy consumption by discouraging dissipation.
Step 2: Use sustainable energy sources such as wind, water and solar energy. 
Step 3: Make use of fossil energy sources as efficiently possible.