By bringing the house to a passive level with an insulation value of Rc=10 using triple glazing, 100% liquid-tight joints and heat exchangers a CO2 reduction is realised. The insulation materials are organic. The integrated photovoltaic cells in the roof line and the wind mills generate enough electricity to supply both the nominal electricity demand as well as for the heating of the water. The air supply comes via the outside and will be heated by a Sole ground source heat exchanger two meters under the house. Extra energy for space heating and warm water will be supplied by warm water collectors. These are integrated in the cornice of the façade. The temperature can be increased if needed by use of an air/water heat pump. Electricity will be provided by two wind turbines and 6 m2 PV panels.
Located in Amsterdam, Residence 2.0 is energy-neutral and is built according the cradle-to-cradle principles. Animations of the most important energy-neutral principles can be seen on FARO's website