Amsterdam, Westerkerk
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Dutch government collects energy scans of churches to refine sustainable advice towards others

The energy consumption of larger historical buildings, such as churches can be rather high, considering their large open spaces. Also, comfort levels often leave to be desired, making it harder to organise activities or events. These buildings have much to gain if they manage to control their energy consumption. The National Cultural Heritage Agency (RCE) of the Dutch government, is collecting so-called energy-scans which made for churches in order to study different church typologies and the effectiveness of used solutions.

Read more (in Dutch) at the website of the Dutch Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed (National Cultural Heritage Agency).