39 ‘zero on the meter’ homes

The Netherlands

These 39 homes built in 1960s were transformed into ‘zero on the meter’ homes and taken off the gas grid. In addition to the usual measures that ensure the houses produce as much energy as they consume, we also replaced all floors with ready-made, fully insulated floor constructions. This project saw a further development of the ‘zero on the meter’ energy modules, which were installed back to back in the front gardens. By storing excess energy not only in individual batteries but also in area batteries, the entire Schilderskwartier has now been made ‘smart’. Energy from the batteries can be fed back into the homes whenever natural sunshine is insufficient to power the households. This way, the system is prevented from overloading.