2NdSKin: a business opportunity driven zero-energy apartment refurbishment approach in the Netherlands

Sybren Steensma, Thaleia Konstantinou, Tillmann Klein, Sacha Silvester, O. Guerra-Santin

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Abstract

The post-war apartments in the Netherlands account for 1/3 of the residential stock. To increase the renovation rate, the product-/service propositions have to change radically. This paper presents the 2ndSkin refurbishment concept – a business opportunity driven research and development projects – that results in zero energy use of dwellings, while minimising construction time and maximizing occupants’ acceptance. The project is developing a scalable approach, relying on prefabrication and industrialization, benefitting from economies of scale to drop cost. This is a shift from the traditional, project-based working culture of the construction industry. Furthermore, the paper proposes a business model for similar refurbishment approaches. The model aims at reversing the traditional decision-making process, to facilitate the zero-energy refurbishment introduction to the market.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainable built environment
Subtitle of host publicationTransition zero
EditorsIvo Opstelten, Ronald Rovers, Nadia Verdeyen, Andy Wagenaar
Pages75-83
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)978-90-815602-9-0
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventConference Sustainable Built Environment : Transition ZERO - Utrecht, Netherlands
Duration: 7 Apr 20168 Apr 2016

Conference

ConferenceConference Sustainable Built Environment
CountryNetherlands
CityUtrecht
Period7/04/168/04/16

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    Steensma, S., Konstantinou, T., Klein, T., Silvester, S., & Guerra-Santin, O. (2016). 2NdSKin: a business opportunity driven zero-energy apartment refurbishment approach in the Netherlands. In I. Opstelten, R. Rovers, N. Verdeyen, & A. Wagenaar (Eds.), Sustainable built environment: Transition zero (pp. 75-83)