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Several sustainability measures are being taken during the renovation of the Gasthuiskerk, including the possibility of connecting to the TES (district thermal energy storage) system of the University Quarter.

Installation of Solar Panels

The Gasthuiskerk of the UvA is taking the next step towards sustainability. One of the sustainability measures for the building is the installation of solar panels. The City of Amsterdam granted a permit for this in June 2023. This involves 33 panels on the roof facing the courtyard. It is expected to generate between 12,000 and 14,000 kWh per year.

Insulation of Attic Floor

Several options have been explored for insulating the attic floor. Insulation can be applied in three ways: using insulation blankets beneath the ceiling, as ceiling tiles or between the floor beams. In the present situation, that last option is the most suitable, with the highest insulation value and minimal impact in terms of time. Additionally, this method is environmentally friendly, biobased and well-suited for use in historical buildings. The goal is to apply this method, and further investigation will be conducted during the preparation phase with the contractor.

Ventilation System with Heat Recovery

In building part C, a ventilation system with heat recovery will be used, providing energy-efficient air treatment. This system will also lead to reduced demand for heat from the existing central heating system.

TES (District Thermal Energy Storage) Inlet Station

In the alley of building part C, a part has been designated as an inlet station for connection to the TES (district thermal energy storage) system of the University Quarter. The underground pipes for this have already been installed.