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The developments keep on going. Follow the latest sustainable news and see what is happening in your region.

Subsidy for heat pumps, solar boilers, insulation and heat network in 2021

4 January 2021

In 2021, the government will also offer an allowance for making your home or building more sustainable. However, a number of things have changed, for example the subsidy scheme for insulating measures and the investment subsidy for sustainable energy (ISDE) have been merged. There is also a possibility to receive a subsidy for the connection to a heat network. Below we have summarized the renewed ISDE for you.

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Launch of the international Green Menu

10 December 2020

Heritage and sustainable retrofitting specialists from Slovenia, Portugal and the Netherlands, supported by EIT Climate-KIC, have joined forces in a pan-European project on sustainable heritage that is helping to make complex renovation of historic residential buildings easier, more attractive and scalable.

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In a few minutes make a plan with the Self-Scan Sustainable Monument

1 December 2020

On the Green Menu, we provide as complete an overview as possible of the possible measures. But which measures are appropriate for your situation? From now on you can easily discover this with the Self-Scan Sustainable Monument. The Self-Scan Sustainable Monument was developed by the Nationaal Restauratie Fonds and De Groene Grachten and is based on information from The Green Menu.

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The Green Menu has been renewed

17 September 2020

The Green Menu has been updated and expanded which makes it even easier for you to get started. Information about more than 70 measures including information about the implementation. In this article, we explain what you can expect.

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Willem and Lies: "We try to make the farm as energy neutral as possible"

10 June 2020

Short introduction
We are Willem and Lies and come from the heart of Amsterdam. When we saw this farmhouse, we immediately fell in love. We received the key in January 2019 and hope to complete the renovation in August.

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New funds for heritage

1 April 2020

New funds have been added to the Culture fund, including new funds for windmills, country estates and one specifically for Limburg's countryside.

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Katja from Beets: "Building sustainably with respect for the authentic character"

11 March 2020

Short introduction 
My name is Katja Schuitema. Since 2015, I have been living in a unique farmhouse in Beets with my partner and two children. We live there in the part that used to be a shed for the cattle and that was inhabited by the workers ....

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Wim and Janneke from Edam: ‘We actually built a building within another building’

6 September 2019

Short introduction

We are Wim van den Essenburg, young pensionado and Janneke Rijpstra, communication manager. We have one daughter who lives with us, she is studying Social Sciences and a son who works for Google and lives in Dublin.

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Coen and Sander from Ilpendam: "Our monument can hardly become more sustainable than it is now"

6 July 2019

Coen and Sander made their new home more sustainable. We visited them! "Our monument can hardly become more sustainable than it is nows".

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If even an age-old canal house can be sustainable, can't it be possible anywhere?

Wubbo Ockels , Astronaut and founder De Groene Grachten

For years we have wanted the impossible: solar panels on our prominently visible monumental roof. Now we can generate our own energy!

Egbert Fransen , Director Pakhuis de Zwijger

Thanks to the new double glazing and the replacement of the old gas boiler, the gas tap in our monumental building was one step further to being closed. Two birds with one stone; greatly improved thermal insulation, but also a noticeable and highly desirable reduction in noise pollution from the street and the water.

Family Overweg , Keizersgracht

We have preserved our National Monument from 1657. We started with The Green Menu. De Groene Grachten then provided excellent advice and provided insight into what is possible, how sustainable it is and how profitable it is. They also offered assistance with the permit application to the municipality. We are very satisfied with the result!

Karin Kersten , Director Facility Management and Manager of the year, ABN AMRO