We felt honoured with the appearance of Dutch minister Wiebes and Flemish minister Tommelein at our REnnovates Closing Event The Next Level of Sustainable Housing. After the event, minister Wiebes send us a written compliment which encourages us all to go full speed ahead with the replication of our concept.

First of all: consider yourself a pioneer and be proud of it. You are in the process of drastically changing historical proportions.
Pioneers have to pull hard on a cart. You will sometimes run into obstacles, but you cannot let that stop you. Realize that you are on the right side of the development.

The sooner your company or organization makes the change, the greater the market it can acquire with new technology and knowledge. It is therefore also prudent to be a pioneer in business economics.”
Photo by Herbert Wiggerman for BAM (BAM Homestudios, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 28-08-2018)

We are delighted to welcome Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, Mr. Eric Wiebes and Flemish minister Bart Tommelein to our closing event. The event is all about Rennovates, the Next level of Sustainable Housing. We hope that his speech will confirm our ideas on how to move forward, making housing more sustainable.

Policy makers, energy and building professionals can register now. Come and experience what we have achieved and meet the REnnovates-partners. You can meet to the people who realized our unique REnnovates’ concept. For instance: our intelligent control through ICT technologies (Enervalis, Vito / Energy Ville), device compatibility (KEO), grid flexibility (Stedin), building efficiency and energy concepts (BAM), value opportunities (Belfius) and local know how (Mondragon, Mostostal). Or connect to the companies on our marketplace: ABB, Enervalis, KEO, Kostal, Time Shift Energy Storage en VITO/ EnergyVille. Register now here


A unique 200 kWh energy storage system was installed for a renovated housing district in Woerden, the Netherlands. The project is part of BAM’s and Stedin’s innovative Rennovates project, focused on developing smart energy-based communities resulting in energy-neutral housing by reducing energy consumption and maximizing the use of renewable energy. Read more  

We are proud to be selected for the final round of the Flex Challenge 2018. BAM presented on behalf of Rennovates the flex possibilities of our concepts for grid operators and aggregators.

More info (Dutch) on https://www.enpuls.nl/flexchallenge/

BAM is the first building company to receive the ‘NOM keurmerk’.

On the second edition of Energy Up, an inspiring day where all members and partners of `Stroomversnelling’  come together, BAM received the NOM certificate.
It’s a conformation that BAM meets the highest quality standards in Zero Net Housing.

Reed the article in Dutch here 
Photographe Ilse Wolf  on behalf of Stroomversnelling

Rennovates transforms the former Zubillaga school in Oñati to an effective building.

The City Council, MCC (Mondragon Corporación Cooperativa), LKS Ingeniería and Mondragon Unibertsitatea (Higher Polytechnic School) are the promoters of this initiative, which is part of a EU innovation project accelerating sustainable energy usage and reducing green house gases.

The main objective(s):

  • Extend the lifespan of old buildings with low energy performance and poor living comfort
  • Maximize the efficiency of renewable energy sources that optimize use at local level and minimize the impact on the existing network of energy infrastructures
  • Be cost-effective by using prefabricated systems and large-scale replication of systems

See more on the local article

On November, 13th the agreement between the municipality of Oñati and the Spanish partners in Rennovates took place.


20171120 – KEOBAM Presentation v3.0 – BAM part

EEBus and Rennovates. On behalf of Rennovates, Niklas Arpula (KEO) and Dennis van Goch (BAM) enjoyed a lot of interest and enthusiastic reactions for their interactive presentation at FLEXCON. FLEXCON is the first European conference dedicated to energy flexibility. View their presentation here. Key message(s):

In energy management standardized device communication is essential

When all devices in the energy network speak EEBUS: households become core components of the Smart Grid