21CD twenty-first century development

Nieuwland

Amersfoort, Utrecht, Netherlands

Nieuwland is a neighborhood development that promotes innovative solar PV. The neighborhood uses innovative technology to promote a pedestrian friendly neighborhood that also contains innovative water catchment areas, producing 1 MW of solar PV. 

Size:

173 acres, 5,000 units

Dates:

1995-2012

Project Team:

Environmental supervisor BOOM, Novem, REMU

 

Performance levels achieved:

  • Standard

  • Good

  • Better

  • Living

  • Regenerative

Place
Limits to Growth
Food
Habitat
Transportation
Water
Energy
Health + Happiness
Civilized Environment
Neighborhood Design
Biophilia
Resilient Connections
Materials
Material Plan
Embodied Energy & Carbon
Waste
Equity
Neighborhood & Access
Access to Nature
Access to Community Services
Investment
Beauty
Beauty & Spirit
Inspiration

Goals & Strategies:

Place

Food

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: Not reported.

Habitat

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: Landscaping includes wetland areas around pond, parks, treelined streets.

Transportation

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: Public transportation, limitation on vehicles and parking, designated bike paths.

Water

Water

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: Stormwater infiltration through catchment, bioswales leading to ponds.

Energy

Energy

Goals: Promote solar technology, establish infrastructure for future cooper- ation between utilities and developers, 1 MW solar PV.

Strategies: Innovative solar PV that is integrated into roofing systems, solar hot water, daylighting access informed development, enhancing system performance through optimized design.

Health + Happiness

Equity

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: A diversity of housing types, cultural spaces, schools, services, connection to greater community, human scale design, parks, public art.

Materials

Embodied Energy & Carbon

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: Standard construction practices with an emphasis on efficiency.

Waste

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: Organized waste collection including compost, recycling, residual.

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*Note: This case study was developed using found information.