National Contact Points
Germany National Contact for
Greece National Contact for
Slovenia National Contact for
Italy National Contact for
France National Contact for
Ireland National Contact for
Belgium National Contact for
Poland National Contact for
Austria National Contact for
Bulgaria National Contact for
Czech Republic National Contact for
Czech Republic
Denmark National Contact for
Spain National Contact for

NL The Netherlands - Scenario Results and Monitoring Approaches

National Contact Point

Information in Dutch language: National Contact Point The Netherlands

Monitoring of the Non-profit Rented Housing Stock in the Netherlands

Last updated: 23.02.2016


Scale No. of dwellings No. of buildings No. of inhabitants m² reference area
National 7,266,295 not available ~16.7 million ~724 million (useful area)

Source: Cijfers over wonen en bouwen 2013, Report, Ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken en Koninkrijksrelaties



Description of the action

The Dutch government, the national Tenants’ Union (Woonbond) and the national umbrella organisation for housing associations (Aedes) agreed in 2012 on an average energy performance for the non-profit sector, which represents 31% of the total Dutch housing stock. This average was expressed in a so-called Energy Index, the Dutch official measure to denote energy performance of a building, and should be 1.25 in 2020, meaning an energy saving of around 30 % compared with 2012. This aim is still valid today.

In order to monitor the progress of the energy performance in the non-profit housing sector towards this aim, the monitor SHAERE is used. SHAERE (Sociale Huursector Audit en Evaluatie van Resultaten Energiebesparing) which translates in English as Social Rented Sector Audit and Evaluation of Energy Saving Results, is a collective database, operational since 2010, which contains the dwellings of the participating housing associations. For the EPISCOPE pilot action we use this monitor.

Allocation of energy labels in SHAERE database through consecutive years (source: Aedes, Rapportage Shaere 2013)

The housing associations report their entire stock to Aedes in the beginning of each year. Reference date is December 31th of the previous year. The database includes information per dwelling such as the energy label, geometry, insulation and installation systems (DHW, space heating, ventilation).

During the EPISCOPE project possible paths on how to reach the national targets were assessed, and feasible refurbishment strategies for the residential building stock were identified. These studies identified that efficient strategies largely vary with the type of dwelling. Trend and scenario analyses were carried out considering efficiency measures in the context of energy renovations in the existing building stock. These analyses included an nZEB level for for new buildings and buildings to be renovated.



Cooperation Partners

Aedes, Umbrella organization of the housing associations


Report on the SHAERE Monitor
(available only in Dutch)

Responsible for the content of this page: 
DUT - Delft University of Technology 
(contact information)