House of tomorrow today, sustainability analysis

Jos J.N. Lichtenberg, John J.P. Mak, Helmer Den Dekker

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    The House of Tomorrow Today (HoTT) is an experimental house built in the municipality of Heeze-Leende (Sterksel) in the Netherlands. It was named that way because it is realized according to rather new sustainable visions like Slimbouwen and Active House, but with tangible (todays) technology. The project was finished mid 2014 and is now subject of demonstration and research. This paper sets out the project, its objectives, the basic visions, research plans and especially preliminary findings with regard to sustainability analysis. HoTT definitely appears to be a very sustainable project as with regard to energy, health, user quality and long-term values. However with regard to the environment/materials the performance lags behind. Some sustainability elements appear to contradict. In HoTT the apparently poor score for environmental impact of materials is more than compensated by the energy production surplus. This phenomenon is being discussed, and also how to deal with it.

    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
    EventHealthy Buildings Europe 2015, HB 2015 - Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, Netherlands
    Duration: 18 May 201520 May 2015


    ConferenceHealthy Buildings Europe 2015, HB 2015
    Abbreviated titleHB 2015 Europe
    Internet address


    • Active house
    • Comfort
    • Energy surplus
    • Slimbouwen
    • Sustainability


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