RenovActive House is a single-family house constructed by the public housing company Foyer Anderlechtois, located in Brussels. In 2016, the house was renovated based on the concept of “Climate Renovation”, which aims to create a first-rate indoor climate with good energy performance.
To make it affordable for social housing projects, the concept consists of seven different elements, which can be implemented individually or in any preferred combination. Each element supports specific properties that will improve ventilation, strengthen the climate envelope and expand the living space through densification or extension. The inherent flexibility and scalability of the elements make RenovActive highly accessible.
The financial side is important. When addressing the many public housing communities that need to be refurbished, budget issues are a common obstacle. By improving the financial viability of renovation, millions of existing homes suddenly become open to further investment.