Door-to-door surveys

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Netherlands

In 2012 the village council of ‘s-Heer Hendrikskinderen initiated the development of a complete village plan to combine the preservation of quality of life and sustainable development. In 2014 a new and far-reaching plan was formulated to make the village energy neutral by 2020. To help to deliver this vision, door-to-door surveys were offered to local homeowners which provided an insight into the energy performance of homes and bespoke guidance on how to make homes more energy efficient and ‘life-cycle-proof’. Students from Zeeland University of Applied Science were involved with giving tailor made advice on insulation, installations and life-cycle resistance. Uptake of the surveys by homeowners was high at 76 percent.