Cofely lays sustainable foundations for Vissershaven residential care complex in Bergen op Zoom
Cofely and housing corporation Stadlander have reached an agreement for the design, construction and three-year maintenance of the new Vissershaven residential care complex. Stadlander has given Cofely responsibility for the provision of sustainable energy to every apartment and every other building in the complex. Cofely’s solutions are cost-effective and make a real difference in keeping energy consumption as low as possible and in achieving optimal energy performance. In addition, Cofely is responsible for the electrical and mechanical installations, and the design includes innovative and custom-made technological solutions for extra safety and comfort.
Safety, comfort and sustainability
The Vissershaven project is a new residential complex in Bergen op Zoom where homes will be offered for sale and for rent. The complex will be located on the site of the former municipal storage depot, and will feature 6x8 care apartments, 5 town houses, 7 single-family residences, 48 independent apartments and a multi-functional space. What makes the project remarkable is that all the facilities in the apartments and houses can be easily adapted to suit the personal preferences of the residents. The ‘no-steps’ concept allows residents to stay in the same home their entire life. If a home has to be altered for a resident, for example if they need to start using a wheelchair due to an accident or illness, then this can be achieved without much difficulty. The complex will also be equipped with the latest technology in the area of safety and comfort. As an example, the lighting will be automatically regulated in order to stimulate a day-night rhythm, and the residents will be monitored so that the care staff will be alerted in the event of a sudden lack of activity. If a resident sustains a fall in their bathroom, for example, this will be detected by intelligent motion sensors. The design has also taken account of sustainable aspects and has sought to minimise the impact on the environment. This will be reflected in the presence of a heat and cold generation system, providing the residential care complex with sustainable energy.
Building project with sustainable character
“This residential care complex will highlight Stadlander as an innovative housing corporation. We are committed to a total approach towards residential areas. Vissershaven is a project in which different kinds of houses and apartments will be combined into a care complex,” explains Wim van de Berg, manager at Stadlander. “What makes this special is that Cofely has been involved with the project right from the design stage. They have been really outstanding, not just because of their input for the creation of the technical concept, but also for their help in developing the sustainable character of the project.”
“Energy is a scarce resource and energy-saving is playing an increasingly important part when it comes to costs. Cofely is engaged in dialogue with local authorities and housing corporations with the aim of making housing stock sustainable,” explains Maurice Baart, the Commercial Director of Cofely Southwest. “Thanks to this agreement, Cofely has again strengthened its position as the leader in the field of sustainable technology and can see opportunities for offering custom-made solutions that enhance the well-being of residents.”
Cofely, a GDF SUEZ Company
Cofely is part of GDF SUEZ Energy Services, the European leader in multitechnical services. GDF SUEZ Energy Services offers its customers in industry, services, and infrastructures made-to-measure solutions, whether in the fields of engineering, installations or energy services. GDF SUEZ Energy Services employs 77,000 people and achieved revenues of € 14.2 billion in 2011. GDF SUEZ Energy Services is a business line of GDF SUEZ, one of the leading energy providers in the world.
Ingrid Clauwaert, Public Relations Manager Cofely
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