Sustainable homes ‘De Zangvogel’

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Building company Dura Vermeer has developed and built new construction project ‘De Zangvogel’ in the Dutch city of Vlaardingen, on behalf of housing association Waterweg Wonen. This sub-plan is part of a large area development with 418 single-family homes, called ‘De Nieuwe Vogelbuurt’. Within this circular housing project, twelve houses have been realized in full timber frame construction, with both a wooden hull and a wooden facade. This group of homes, called ‘De Boompieper’, is equipped with Sempergreen's steeply pitched green roof system. Solar panels have also been installed on the sloping green roof by Van Zetten Daktuinen. Next to this, the garden sheds of 24 new-build homes are provided with a Sempergreen lightweight green roof system by Wallaard Vegetatiedaken.  

Nature-inclusive housing project development

Sustainability and a green character provide the basis of this project. Thanks to smart installations and proven technology, the homes are gas-free and energy neutral. The combination of solar panels with a green roof at an angle of 39 degrees is not only very sustainable, it also increases the efficiency of the solar panels. The panels function best at not too high temperatures. Thanks to the Sedum plants on the green roof, the temperature does not rise as high during hot days. The pitched and flat green roofs jointly contribute to the increase of biodiversity in the district. They act as stepping stones for insects, bees, butterflies and birds. The use of green roofs enhances urban nature, improves air quality and reduces ambient noise. The nature-inclusive homes in ‘De Boompieper’ thus contribute to a healthier living environment for both humans and animals.


Pictures: Dura Vermeer
Client: Waterweg Wonen
Developer and builder: Dura Vermeer
Installation of sloping green roofs: Van Zetten Daktuinen
Installation of lightweight green roofs on garden sheds: Wallaard Vegetatiedaken