Practices

Vallda Heberg: a Swedish certified passive house residential area

Επισημαίνεται Περίπτωση August [όνομα]
Vallda Heberg is a residential area in Sweden where all of the buildings are designed, built and certified according to the Swedish passive house standard. The national standard includes specific construction elements in the building...

Grundschule and Gymnasium Reutershagen: Plus-energy school retrofit

Επισημαίνεται Περίπτωση July [όνομα]
The Reutershagen schools; Europaschule Gymnasium Reutershagen secondary school and the Grundschule Reutershagen Nordwindkinner primary school have been grouped together in one educational center. The pupils are now taught in one centrally...

Zaramaga - social housing renovation challenge in sustainability

Επισημαίνεται Περίπτωση February [όνομα]
The project consists of an energy refurbishment in a social housing block containing 30 dwellings built between the 1950’s and 60’s and located in the neighborhood of Zaramaga in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. The owner´s housing association,...

The Edge: Amsterdam office building with highest BREEAM score to date

Επισημαίνεται Περίπτωση January [όνομα]
The Edge is located in ZuidAs, Amsterdam and is currently considered the greenest building in the world, according to the BREEAM green building certification scheme. The building has been given the highest ­sustainability score ever...

Habitat Social Positif (HSP): construction and user management of 2 positive energy houses

Επισημαίνεται Περίπτωση June [όνομα]
The Habitat Social Positif - HSP (Positive Social Housing project), which is comprised of two row houses T3 and T4, forms part of a sustainable development project which has brought together various sectors on different levels:  the...

ETHOS building: social housing with a high energy efficiency level

Επισημαίνεται Περίπτωση May [όνομα]
ETHOS is a medium sized building having a very low annual energy consumption and is suitable for a targeted audience of families with modest financial resources.  It represents a test pilot for real estate projects within the entire...

Passive House Che

Επισημαίνεται Περίπτωση April [όνομα]
  The architectural concept was to design a simple sustainable house having two storeys and integrating this house into a special location: a mature forest in the heart of Suceava.   The building has been developed discreetly around an...

LUCIA: Pioneer Energy Autonomous public building in Spain

Επισημαίνεται Περίπτωση March [όνομα]
The LUCIA building of the University of Valladolid is considered a Zero CO2 emissions and Zero Energy Building due to its strategies in passive and bioclimatic design to reduce energy demand in maintenance as well as only using on-site...

House of Energy: first Passive House with Premium Class certification

Επισημαίνεται Περίπτωση February [όνομα]
House Of Energy: world’s first building with Passive House Premium certification opens a new opportunity beyond green construction The House of Energy is one of the world’s most sustainable buildings. This three-storey...

St. Leonhard Primary School and Kindergarten: Municipal renovation in Austria

Επισημαίνεται Περίπτωση January [όνομα]
To accommodate the growing number of students attending the St. Leonard School built in 1964, the school was expanded and modernized. In 2010, the site has also incorporated a kindergarten, an after-school club and a public library.   The...

Refuge du Goûter: Highly energy efficient autonomous mountain hut

Επισημαίνεται Περίπτωση December [όνομα]
  The new innovative and eco-designed Refuge du Goûter is located at 3,835 meters altitude. The building is 1000 m below the summit of Mont-Blanc and is on one of the most frequented mountain climbing routes in the area. It is one of the...

SOLCER House: Wale´s first low-cost positive energy house

Επισημαίνεται Περίπτωση November [όνομα]
Experts from the Welsh School of Architecture (Cardiff University) have designed and built Wales’ first low-cost energy positive house. The "Smart Operation for a Low Carbon Energy Region" (SOLCER) House is capable of exporting more energy...

Building a new organic supermarket: Luxembourg

Επισημαίνεται Περίπτωση October [όνομα]
Main entrance of the supermarketA new type of shop has been developed on an organic farm which aims to increase customer satisfaction by offering a comprehensive range of sustainable products in a healthy and sustainable...

Green Lighthouse: Denmark’s first public carbon-neutral building

Επισημαίνεται Περίπτωση September [όνομα]
​Green Lighthouse is Denmark’s first public carbon-neutral building. The building has been built in less than a year in a close public/private partnership.It is a round, sculptural building with high ceilings and an open, spacious...

PlusEnergy building renovation with prefabricated thermal façade elements: Kapfenberg

Επισημαίνεται Περίπτωση August [όνομα]
 Project summaryThe case study of this PlusEnergy renovated building has been proposed as a practical and innovative approach to use as a potential solution for retrofitting the huge quantity of existing post-war...

REEFLEX: International student residential hall

Επισημαίνεται Περίπτωση July [όνομα]
 REEFLEX is an international student residence that combines residential living as well as hotel accommodation. This unique concept meets the housing needs for students who require a short or medium stay (a few nights or months) such as...

NuOffice Building: exceptional envelope performance

Επισημαίνεται Περίπτωση June [όνομα]
  The Nu-Office complex is comprised of 3 separate new buildings located in Domagkstrasse (Schwabing North, adjacent to Park City Schwabing) in Munich. They have been constructed using "Sustainable Building" standards in which essential...

The BIQ House: first algae-powered building in the world

Επισημαίνεται Περίπτωση May [όνομα]
 Project summarySituated in Hamburg, Germany (Am Inselpark, 17), the "building with Bio-Intelligent Quotient" (BIQ ) is the first algae powered building in the world. BIQ is a cubic, five-storey passive house with two...

CO2-neutral heat supply of a renovated multi-family house in Munich

Επισημαίνεται Περίπτωση April [όνομα]
 Project summaryThree multi-family houses built between 1949 and 1957 have been modernised and given an energy efficient retrofit with the aim of achieving a CO2-neutral heat supply. The urban densification of the existing...

Sant Martí Primary School and Adult Education Centre: Multipurpose municipal building in Barcelona

Επισημαίνεται Περίπτωση March [όνομα]
The Sant Marti building, located in the neighbourhood of Poblenou in Barcelona, is a multi-purpose municipal space comprised of a kindergarten and primary school (Col·legi d'Educació Infantil i Primària (CEIP) Sant Martí), an adult-...