Energy label A++ thanks to system with prefabricated installation modules

Monday 20 May 2013


Energy label A++ thanks to system with prefabricated installation modules

With the Flat Energy Cube* of Itho Daalderop and Attema, every existing porch or gallery flat can be upgraded to energy label A++, such whatever its current energy label. Attema was responsible for developing and integrating the E-installation (including data). Recently, the Flat Energy Cube received the VSK Award at the VSK trade fair.

Next to all components to accommodate a home with ventilation, sustainable hot water, heating and cooling, the Flat Energy Cube contains an integrated, pluggable consumer unit, including modem and network for the integration of all kinds of functions. With its small size of 0.8 m² only, it can be easily installed in any home.

Integrated consumer unit

The entire distribution cabinet function in the Cube has facilities for both electricity and data. “It is not generally known, but Attema manufactures for many years already the telephone junction boxes of KPN and it is also active on the Fibre to the Home market. This experience helped us a lot in developing the Cube”, says Marcel Herssevoort, Marketing Manager of Attema. “It enabled us to integrate functions for, a/o, telephony, internet, entertainment, security and remote care systems.”

The Cube is also equipped with two KWh meters for separating the energy consumption of the common parts and that of the occupants themselves. This way, occupants can monitor their own energy consumption. “The whole concept equips homes for today’s and tomorrow’s wishes. That, again, is very interesting for housing companies that face the challenge to renovate their ‘dated’ housing stock”, concludes Marcel Herssevoort.

* We got the idea for the Flat Energy Cube in the course of a joint project with market parties Dura Vermeer, Ceres Projecten, Vestia, Giesbers & Van der Graaf and Attema. We took into consideration all aspects related to large-scale housing management and renovation and this resulted in optimum energy performances, minimum nuisance to occupants (both during installation and maintenance works), ease of installation, living comfort and cost-efficiency.