If you want to get started with implementing the sustainable measured that have been advised, there are a number of steps to take. Quotations from different companies need to be requested, you need to prepare your property for the planned work and you may need to apply for permits. On this page information will be provided on how to get started with the implementation.
Are you short in time or do you prefer having a professional is involved in the process? An implementation consultant is an independent expert and can help you with, among other things:
The right consultant will give insight into the technical feasibility of different measures, while keeping in might the legal and financial scope. Applying for permits is likely to be necessary for a number of measures that will lead to visible changes of your (monumental) building. It is advisable to include the municipality at an early stage of the process, in order for your plans to succeed. We suggest sending the tailored advisory report to the municipality in advance, so they are aware of aspects that have already been taken into account. The municipality will be able to inform you about documents necessary to apply for a permit.
It is advisable to compare different contractors by requesting a few quotations. An overview of contractors in your area can be found on the website of the "Energy Service Desk" of your municipality.
The contractor will want to assess your home, in order to make a quotation. It is advisable to share the advisory report with a possible contractor, as it contains a lot of useful information such an overview of measures that have been implemented in the past and possible focus areas, such as moisture problems.
Not every company is suitable for renovating historical or monumental buildings. Some contractors might lack expertise on how to handle and restore archaeological features. If you hired a contractor for maintenance or restoration work in the past, you could ask them for a recommendation for another contractor that is specialized in sustainability measures. Your energy consultant might also be able to recommend a contractor.
It might be difficult to determine which company best suits your needs only based on a quotation. It can be helpful to ask the contractor for references from other similar projects they have carried out.
Not all quotations are the same, so it can be difficult to compare them properly. In any case, you want the following to be included on the quotation:
How can I best prepare my property for implementation?
When determining the performance requirements, monitoring measures will also be agreed on. With measures such as solar panels, information can often easily be obtained through a dashboard. Though with insulation, results are harder to monitor. Results could be derived from your energy bill. Please note that if you have taken several energy-reducing measures, the effect of individual measures is more difficult to determine.