Renewable Matter # 23-24 / September-October

Energiesprong: How to Transform 11,000 Apartments into Net Zero Energy Buildings

by Antonella Ilaria Totaro

Focus Construction

The agreement between construction companies and social housing associations, supported by governments, suppliers and adequate technology, has meant that over the last few years there has been a rapid and efficient restructuring of entire buildings and apartment blocks in the Netherlands. The case of Energiesprong and its international future.


Sprong in Dutch means “leap forward.” In fact, a leap forward is exactly what Energiesprong has realised over the last few years in the residential housing construction and energy efficiency sector in the Netherlands. One figure reigns above all: 11,000. This is the amount of homes that have been renovated and transformed into Net Zero Energy (NZE) houses...

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