16 Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings

In Lochristi in eastern Flanders, sixteen nearly zero-energy buildings rise up amidst a rustic countryside landscape. The buildings with a green roof, built by Immover Houtskeletbouw, now comply with the nZEB standards (the Belgian standard for nearly zero-energy buildings), which only come into force in 2021. These are guidelines that the construction company has imposed on itself.

The overall structure is made of Durelis Vapourblock panels. These are one piece, from the bottom to the top. For party walls we went for Hydroflam Vapourblock fire-retardent panels. With their integrated vapour barrier and very high airtightness properties, both Vapourblock panels are excellently suited to nearly zero-energy buildings and passive houses. Around the panels we used Immover Houtskeletbouw laminated veneer lumber (LVL) because it retains its shape under the effects of temperature and damp.

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