Sustainable Monuments

The objective of the project Sustainable Monuments is to assist monument owners within the EUregion with sustainability, for example in lowering energy costs. The project focuses on opportunities and possibilities for monument owners in realizing more sustainable buildings. The best available techniques as well as forms of cooperation, financing and optimizing the process of sustainable renovation/restoration are considered.
The project Sustainable Monuments is an initiative of Van Zuyd Hogeschool, with national funding from SIA RAAK. Approximately 100 Euregional students (college and university) have conducted research and prepared reports on the following project cases:

  • Limbricht Castle
  • Hoensbroek Castle
  • Beguinage Hasselt
  • Monastry Steyl
  • City hall Maastricht
  • Heilust Church Kerkrade
  • Clemens Church Merkelbeek/Brunssum
  • Grote Gracht 90-92 Maastricht
  • Beusdalshof Ingber/Gulpen
  • Eperheide
  • Farmhouse Imstenrade
  • Chapel Berg and Terblijt
  • Source research sustainable monuments
  • Questionnaire ‘Monumentenwacht’ Limburg
  • Financing and cooperation models
  • Monumental  buildings of Zuyd Hogeschool
  • Presentation in Russia “sustainable historical buildings”


The complete analysis of these and all other project cases can be found on the website (in Dutch):