The humidity is fairly constant due to the thick loam layer on the inside of the walls. As a result, the perceived temperature, even when the room temperature is set lower, is somewhat higher in winter.

The house is heated by an air/water heat pump. This heat pump extracts heat from the outside air, which is then released to the water in the central heating system. This is used to feed the floor heating on the ground floor and the wall heating on the first floor.

Electricity is generated by solar panels, which are hidden from view on the flat part of the roof. The bedrooms can be heated separately with the design radiators near the showers, on which you can also dry your (bath) towels quickly.

We’re off gas here. It is possible to cook electrically in the kitchen downstairs as well as in the kitchenettes of the studios.

The energy use of our ecological home is relatively low. The roof is insulated with thick flax insulation panels with a very high insulation value. Heat recovery is used in the shower. The cold water supply of the shower water is routed to the faucet along the warmer shower water that is drained. As a result, less hot water needs to be added.

In order to prevent unnecessary water consumption, the water supply for the showers has been set to a most economical level. Rainwater is used for flushing the toilets and is stored in an underground infiltration buffer reservoir.

There is no sewer connection. Toilet and other waste water (such as from sinks, showers, dishwasher and washing machine) are discharged separately and pre-purified via a septic tank and a grease trap respectively. The water is pumped from these two pre-purification installations to the wholeophyte filter (located behind the pond). In this the water is further filtered in a natural way. This whole process ensures that the wastewater is already more than 90% purified before it is discharged back into the surface water.

Waste is sustainably separated and collected.

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