This will comprise 104 retirement home rooms, as well as a central kitchen and common facilities, such as a reception, a polyvalent area, administration… The existing building will be demolished after completion of the new building and when the move into that building is completed, Ingenium will be responsible for the design and monitoring of the implementation of the technical equipment.
On energy matter, the social services of Diksmuide opted for sustainable techniques. The ground tubes provide an energy efficient manner for pre-heating the ventilation air during the winter and cooling during the summer. Also, a combined heat and power production provides electricity and heat simultaneously, the heat is used for the production of hot water.
Another part of the basic need is covered by photovoltaic cells, turning captured sunlight into electricity.