Sustainable energy solutions have from the start been of high focus in the Dutch retirement resident project “De Veste”. The project becomes even more energy efficient with the use of Kamstrup meters and communication technology.
When the Housing Association Habion and the care group Amaris decided to make a huge investment in 70 new apartments in the Dutch city Naarden, they also decided that the building complex should focus on sustainable energy. Heat pumps, thermal energy storage and heat recovery ventilation therefore play an important role in the entire energy supply in the apartment complex.
With the delivery of 282 energy and water meters and an integrated communications network, the Danish company Kamstrup is also involved in the ”De Veste” project. They point out two particular reasons, why Kamstrup was chosen as a supplier.
“Kamstrup meters are ultrasonic meter without anymechanical elements, which fits perfectly with our demands. They are precise, reliable and require less service”. Besides that, Kamstrup came up with the best solution for collecting data. All together the system gives us measurements with no deviations”, says Jeroen van Neerbos, Project Leader at Linthorst Installatietechniek.
“Transparency in the total energy consumption makes it a lot easier to optimize the entire energy supply in the apartment complex”, according to De Veste’s installer Linthorst, who is responsible for the energy delivery and billing. They expect the energy supply to become even more energy efficient in the coming years. One reason for that is the strong focus on data collection.
Kamstrup takes care of the entire system operation, including collecting hourly values for heat and water meters and 15 minute values for the electricity meters. Every day the data is exported to an FTP-server, operated by Kamstrup.
The huge amount of data secures, that the energy and water supply is always running at its best operationally and in the most economical way.
An extra plus is that each resident has an account, so the end-user can see their own energy consumption on a web application.
”Over time, we hope, that more and more residents will pay more attention to their consumption and maybe change their habits to save energy and money. That’s also a positive side effect of the project”, says Jeroen van Neerbos.