Zecc Architecten and the Oneplanetarchitecture institute (OPAi) of Thomas Rau not only renovated a monumental villa in Driebergen but also turned it into the first energy-neutral monument in the Netherlands. Zecc has now won the North-West/Central regional prize for the BNA Building of the Year. Architectural studio RAU was commissioned by OPAi to develop the energy concept for this energy-neutral monument.
Oxy-Hydrogen gas is one of the main fuels of the future. Basically, it is water turned into a gas by the use of electricity. The process and the resulting flame are CO2-free. OPAi works on an installation that generates heat and electricity in buildings and has filed for patent.