Preparing for energy-neutral living
To end the energy crisis, we must move away from fossil fuels. As a contractor, architect or engineer, you are building the world of tomorrow. Therefore, you must also prepare your projects for that world of tomorrow.
Developments in the renewable energy field do not stand still. If you want your next housing project to be truly sustainable and future-proof, invest in hybrid and source-independent systems. Systems that are open to all forms of energy. Grey and green, now and in the future. This allows your building project to grow with the latest innovations and enables energy-neutral living.
Why energy-neutral living is so important
Residential buildings account for 45% of our CO₂ emissions. 35% of these come from energy.
Fossil fuels are not only exhaustible, they are also depleting our planet. To meet our rising energy demand and ensure the quality of life for future generations, the switch to energy-neutral buildings is essential.
For our fossil fuel supplies, we are largely dependent on oil-rich countries. Consequently, fossil energy supply is a powerful political tool. If we want to guarantee our political and economic stability, we have to convert to alternative sources of energy. And just as important: prepare our buildings for these new energy sources.
Renewable energy sources such as solar energy, wind energy and geothermal energy are inherently free. However, generating them requires a certain amount of investment. Collective residential buildings are therefore the place to invest in renewable energy. Because, united in an energy community, the investment is quickly recovered.
The building increases in value, and the purchase of additional energy is brought to an absolute minimum.
Energy-neutral living, already possible with SEDS
With an innovative and sustainable system, SEDS provides collective housing units with domestic hot water and seasonal comfort temperature. The system is completely source-independent. As a result, SEDS is fully prepared for the rise of renewable energy sources. As a sole source, or in a hybrid setup.
Focus on energy efficiency
In addition to renewable energy generation, energy efficiency is just as important in making energy-neutral living possible.
That’s why SEDS is equipped with a buffer tank and a heat pump controlled by smart techniques and real-time information.
Domestic hot water and heating were separated. By doing so, the water temperature could be lowered significantly and even made seasonal. Only water that is actually consumed is heated to higher temperatures.
This leads to unprecedented energy efficiency. Thus, making SEDS the most profitable square meter of your building project.
Cheapest on the market
Last but not least, CO₂-neutral living must be accessible to everyone. This means that it must also be affordable. Or better yet: cheaper than classic systems.
SEDS is already cost-effective from 15 residential units. In combination with a PV system, it even comes out as the cheapest in the test.
Moreover, the system also equals the life span of the building itself. Now that’s sustainable building. That durability and low monthly costs give SEDS the lowest TCO (total cost of ownership) on the market.