We envision – and will contribute to – an imminent future where all homes are sustainable, healthy and affordable.
While policymakers from nations around the world make big promises about reducing emissions and stopping climate change, the construction market is slow to adapt. If our society is to stop climate change in this generation, then changes must come fast.
Currently, we need more than three times the land area available on earth to sustain our society. Homes should be designed so that the ecological footprint of its residents is neutral or better.
Designing homes with comfort and health in mind ensures that people will want to live in them. In addition, the homes should provide a healthy indoor climate and promote a healthy lifestyle.
More often than not, what limits a technology’s availability to the general market is its cost. By improving efficiencies in materials, time and energy, these new homes should be no more expensive than a normal home.
Our mission is to accelerate the energy transition by bringing together the right partners from the academic and business world to integrate and innovate in the construction environment. We will set a new, higher standard for all homes regarding sustainability, health and cost that can be achieved with technologies available today.
Build one to three homes on the TU/e campus to demonstrate the feasibility of integrating: