During the next 10 years, a large scale upgrading of the Poptahof area in Delft will take place to prevent the neighbourhood from falling in social decline. At present about 2,800 inhabitants of 30 nationalities, live in this area and this number will rise by adding new dwellings. The upgrading is in co-operation mainly among owners, the Woonbron housing association, the Municipality of Delft and to some extent the owner of the Van Der Vorm adherent shopping centre.
The renovation of 800 dwellings in 8 high-rise apartment buildings includes energy savings in the building envelope, together with installations and measures to stimulate energy efficient behaviour. Replacing open tap water boilers with a connection to district heating increases both safety and indoor air quality. New dwellings replace medium size buildings and single-family dwellings for a greater social diversification and more space for elderly people. The total number of dwellings within Poptahof increases from 300 to 1,300. The dwellings are mixed by about 40% low-rent social housing, 20% private owned social housing and 40% private owned housing.
Daily energy use of the tenants is available through specific individual metering both for heating and electricity. The monitoring and evaluation is done by EREA, the local energy agency. Feedback for the tenants is being developed.
Pictures and information on the next steps in the Poptahof are available on www.poptahof.nl.
Specific quality control on energy efficiency measures during the building process is necessary to reach the desired results, especially in refurbishment.
Name: Peter van Hemmen
Tel. : +31 15 888 0500