21CD twenty-first century development

Erasmusveld Neighborhood, Hague, Netherlands

Hague, South Holland, Netherlands

Proeftuin Eramusveld is a residential community and incubator for innovative technologies. The community is planned and new houses meeting requirements can be built on the plots.

Size:

126 acres, 750 homes

Dates:

Planning 2007, construction 2012-2020

Project Team:

Developer: BPD

Intent:

Carbon negative, 100% renewable energy, 100% re-use of greywater

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
Inspiration

Goals & Strategies:

Place

Food

Goals: Not reported.

Strategies: Community gardens, community farm plots, greenhouse for food production, and proximity to resources in greater community.

Habitat

Goals: Not reported.

Strategies: Constructed wetlands. Landscaping includes diverse plant species, aesthetically designed into development.

Transportation

Goals: Not reported.

Strategies: Electric vehicle share, access to public transportation, car free zones, walkable community, centralized parking facility, 3 miles from city center.

Water

Water

Goals: 100% reuse of greywater for nonpotable use.

Strategies: Separated water types. Stormwater collected for greywater use in toilets. Stormwater directed to landscaped infiltration areas. Vacuum sewer. Contaminated stormwater directed to constructed wetlands through canals.

Energy

Energy

Goals: Carbon-negative. 100% local and renewable energy.

Strategies: Solar, wind, geothermal energy. Smart grid monitors demand and balance the system's supply. Neighborhood heating network.

Health + Happiness

Materials

Embodied Energy & Carbon

Goals: Not reported.

Strategies: Residents can choose from pre-designed housing types that meet sustainable standards. Residents can design their own unity if it uses passive solar strategies.

Waste

Goals: Not reported.

Strategies: Waste to energy resource for wastewater. Vacuum separation system for waste. Vacuum toilets. Recycling center and education. Composting.

Equity

Neighborhood & Access

Goals: Not reported.

Strategies: Green space for recreation. Walkable community. Sound barrier at perimeter of community. Sports and recreation fields. Infrastructure "ribbon" is incorporated into landscaping and built environment in an aesthetic way.

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Sources: Erasmusveld Neighborhood

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