A row house neighbourhood structured in a “cauliflower” pattern is a typical Dutch phenomenon. They make out 20% of all housing and have always been popular for their large windows and child-friendly environment. Built between the sixties and seventies, these row houses do however lack the energy efficiency of today’s building standards. Upgrading them to be energy neutral would therefore lead to a significant reduction of the country’s energy demand. It is up to the homeowners themselves to act.

We engaged the community and together explore the possibilities and consequences for their neighbourhood. The result is a guidebook with an overview of different renovation options for this specific type of house, with detailed costs and the benefits. This way it is made easier for the home owners to decide for upgrading.


Duurzaam Zwaag




Meneer de Leeuw