Practices

An example of a very low energy house in the East of France

Επισημαίνεται Περίπτωση November [όνομα]
This wood frame house of 162 m² has been built in 2008. It is equipped with a 8.5 kW wood stove, a solar thermal system for domestic hot water production (7.5 m² of solar collectors and a 500 litres water tank with an additional 3 kW...

Cool Roofs in Europe - Initiatives and Examples

Επισημαίνεται Περίπτωση October [όνομα]
Five case studies were implemented, within the framework of the Cool Roofs project, to demonstrate cool roof capabilities in real buildings, in terms of improving the thermal conditions in non-air conditioned buildings and reducing the...

Exemplary Retrofitting of a School (EROS) in Stuttgart, Germany

Επισημαίνεται Περίπτωση September [όνομα]
In the EROS Project the potential for the energy efficient retrofit of a typical school building in West Germany was demonstrated. The renewal of the space heating system was combined with improved insulation to yield synergetic effect....
1. Building description The building consists of three parts with different ages and is used as a primary school and a secondary school (Hauptschule). This combination is common in Germany. The block of buildings to be...

Stuttgart–Burgholzhof: 800 low-energy residential units with solar supported local district heating

Επισημαίνεται Περίπτωση August [όνομα]
The Burgholzhof project is a good example for the development, realisation and monitoring of 800 residential units plus a school building all designed to be in low energy quality. The heating and domestic hot water supply was realised by a...
Project background In 1995 a new urban planning instrument called “development measure” (Entwicklungsmassnahme) was used for the first time by the city of Stuttgart. Trustees of the city bought a property that was formerly...

AVAX S.A. headquarters

Επισημαίνεται Περίπτωση July [όνομα]
This narrow, east facing office building measures 3050 m². It uses adjustable external vertical shading devices to reduce solar gain in the morning, allowing the building to operate without active cooling for most of the year. Night...
General information ASHRAE degree days heating/cooling: 1011 / 3102 KdIndoor design temperatures/humidities: The mean indoor temperature varies from 21.5 °C during winter to 28.5 °C...

Abalone: a zero energy head office building

Επισημαίνεται Περίπτωση May [όνομα]
The head office of the company Abalone (human resources management) is really close to the zero energy level and should in the future have an over energetic production of 18.3 kWh/m²a. The construction works started in 2006. The building...
2 wind turbines models : - 3 wind turbine free standing (height 15 m – power 10 kW (each))  for a total yearly production of 45 MW/a) - 3 roof top wind turbines (height 3 m) total yearly production : 15 MWh/a Photovoltaic panels :...

Certified passive building in Poland

Επισημαίνεται Περίπτωση April [όνομα]
The basic goal of the construction design “Lipińscy Dom Pasywny 1” was the adaptation of current official standards to the local climate conditions of Wrocław. Based on this construction design a small passive house was build. The house...
1.       Introduction Increase of energy prices and need of natural environmental protection has caused growth of interest in passive houses also in Poland. Although, it is difficult to show buildings, that are strictly corresponding to...

Ulm-Böfingen: Retrofitting of Catholic Community Centre using Vacuum Insulation Panels

Επισημαίνεται Περίπτωση March [όνομα]
Over 90% of all building projects of the diocese Rottenburg-Stuttgart with an annual investment from about 40 million Euros are for renovating existing buildings. With the retrofitting of the community centre “Zum Guten Hirten” they would...
Original Buildings: The community hall is a two storey reinforced concrete construction. The external walls are made of 24 cm thick concrete. In some areas the walls of the lower level have a layer of 11.5 cm sand-lime...

An efficient naturally ventilated office building (Rijkswaterstaat building in The Netherlands)

Επισημαίνεται Περίπτωση January [όνομα]
The design objectives of this 1750 m² office building were to develop a sustainable and ecological building, integrated with its surroundings and providing a high level of individual control and comfort for occupants. Sustainable materials...

Stuttgart-Sonnenberg: Reduction of CO2 Emissions in a Nursing Home

Επισημαίνεται Περίπτωση 2009 [όνομα]
A retirement apartment building built in Stuttgart-Sonnenberg in 1965 is a good example of what can be achieved when a major renovation is combined with an energy efficient retrofit concept developed by a holistic design team. The...
The seven story main building of the retirement home was built in 1965 with originally 116 beds. It also incorporates a kindergarten. In 1974 a further building was added as a nursing home with 55 beds. To this second building no...

Edifício dos Serviços Administrativos da Parque EXPO’98, Lisbon, Portugal

Επισημαίνεται Περίπτωση 2009 [όνομα]
The building incorporates both natural and mechanical ventilation. Basic ventilation is provided by the HVAC system which operates when either heating or cooling is required, or when natural ventilation provides insufficient fresh air....
Key points concerning the designCombined natural ventilation and mechanical ventilation with air-conditioning and some heat recovery. Use of perforated shading panels to reduce direct solar gain while allowing natural day-lighting. Use of...

Buhnici House - Premium Passive House Certified 2018

Επισημαίνεται Περίπτωση Highlighted Case [όνομα]
The Buhnici House is an energy efficient home designed for a family living in the proximity of Bucharest. The team composed of architects, structural engineers and energy efficiency engineers designed it in order to obtain the Premium...
Este prima casă pasivă premium din România și în top 10 din lume, este o casă construită de la buldozer la întrerupător în mai puțin de 7 luni, este o casă cu materiale și tehnologie de rachete spațiale în ea, este automatizată complet și...

Magasin durable COOP à Etagnières, Suisse

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Aux portes du Gros-de-Vaud. Situé avant le village d’Etagnières, en limite de la commune de Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, le nouveau point de vente Coop, doté d’une station-service, est stratégiquement implanté sur la principale porte d’entrée...
Couvrant une surface de 1’348 m² au sol, le bâtiment détermine un volume simple, sur un seul niveau, marqué par la marquise d’entrée affirmant l’accueil des clients.   Le bâtiment est constitué d’une ossature en bois reposant sur une base...

Zetland Road: Deep Retrofit of Two Victorian semi-detached houses from 1894, Manchester UK

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With obsessive attention to preserving and restoring the original fabric of these two Victorian townhouses, and a commitment to shunning petrochemicals and using only natural materials, could this be the most wildly ambitious and...
Deep ecological retrofit of two Victorian townhouses Chorlton, Manchester Completed: Autumn/winter 2018 Standard: Enerphit Plus -£43 per year (estimated total energy costs)   This Victorian property in the centre of Chorlton had spent many...

The Albero: Construction 21 Case Study

Επισημαίνεται Περίπτωση Highlighted Case [όνομα]
Project type : Renovation Building Type : High office tower > 28m Construction Year : 1979 Climate zone : [Cfb] Marine Mild Winter, warm summer, no dry season. Net Floor Area : 10 500 m 2 Construction/refurbishment cost : 12 600 000 €...
Albero project of rehabilitation, modernization and requalification of the architectural envelope is part of this urban dynamic as much by its singular aestheticism as by the proposed living environment wanted healthy and pleasant to live...

Thermomodernization of Nursery in Chmielnik

Επισημαίνεται Περίπτωση Highlighted Case [όνομα]
This full energy renovation of a public building is certainly beneficial in the local context, and in Poland where coal is still widely used for heating, it is an important good practice with a lighthouse effect.
Thermomodernization of the building of the Local Government Nursery in Chmielnik. Construction of the Local Government Preschool in Chmielnik it was started in 1959 and lasted until 1961. The building was put into use...

CPAS Vanpe “Very Low Energy” Heritage / Office Building Renovation - Brussels

Επισημαίνεται Περίπτωση Highlighted Case [όνομα]
CPAS (public centre for social welfare) Vanpe, Project goes deep in energy-efficiency renovation and Art-Deco heritage conservation.
Location:  Rue Vanpé 50, 1190 Forest, BrusselsClient:   Forest CPASConstruction Budget: 1471 €/m² - excl.VATGross Area: 1017 m²   The project embraces the thorough...

BAINS DE LAEKEN - Swimming pools complex Low-Energy Renovation - Brussels

Επισημαίνεται Περίπτωση Highlighted Case [όνομα]
High-Efficiency Low-Energy Renovation of a large 1970's Sports Public Equipment
Programme: Sports Equipment   /  Location: Rue du champ de l'Eglise 73 - 1020 Brussels Client: City of Brussels Refurbishment Budget: (technical installations + energy envelope):  € 3,49 M excl.VAT Area: 6088 m² net / 8778 m² brut   The “...

OXIGEN OFFICE BUILDING

Επισημαίνεται Περίπτωση Highlighted Case [όνομα]
The Rue de Spa building project consists of the demolition-reconstruction of 8 modular office levels, from 200m² to 900m² each. The building reaches the Passive-house standard and is also BREEAM Excellent certified. The prefabrication of...
The Oxygen Office Building project, ideally located in the city of Brussels between the Royal Park and the Squares District, and between the Arts-Loi and Maelbeek metro stations, aimed the construction of a new low footprint office...

Efficiency House Plus - Renovation of 2 Row Houses from 1938, Neu-Ulm Germany

Επισημαίνεται Περίπτωση Highlighted Case [όνομα]
Building data: Location: Pfuhler Str. 4+6 / Pfuhler Str. 12+14 Neu-Ulm, Bavaria, Germany Building Owner: NUWOG Neu-Ulm Housing Company Architects: Werner Sobek, Stuttgart / o5 Architects bda, raab hafke lang, Frankfurt Main HVAC planer:...