Practices

Modular wood crib with positive energy

Located on the outskirts of the village in an old vineyard, without any natural shade, this eco nursery is called to receive children including under the heat wave of summer.
Architectural description: The bias was to create a large photovoltaic cold roof forming a large courtyard of 358 m2 overlooking the buildings and its surroundings and the courtyard in the center. Curtains dressed with...

CoolHeating project: biomass use for district heating in Šabac

The CoolHeating project goal is to support the development of the market for small modular renewable heating and cooling systems in cities and municipalities of South-East Europe (SEE). This goal will be achieved through the transfer of...

Capturing energy savings by designing efficient data centers

Google’s innovations in search and advertising have made their website one of the most widely used and their brand one of the most recognized in the world. In 2016, Google celebrated 10 years of carbon neutrality and announced that they...

The VEEP Project: Cost-Effective Recycling of CDW in High Added Value Energy Efficient Prefabricated Concrete Components

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No: 723582.
Around 461 million ton/year of C&DW are generated in EU28. Recent studies on the characterization of C&DW samples at European level revealed a predominant fraction of concrete (52% average). Over the last years, novel technology...

The Green Instruct Project: prefabrication for refurbishment from a modular perspective by way of a universal building block with customization potential

The rapid worldwide growth of the construction industry during recent decades has resulted in an enormous increase in the global production of  Construction and Demolition Waste (CDW), placing an enormous...

SEAF project: eQuad, a platform to bridge the financial gap between project developers and investors

Funded by the European Commission for €1.7 million under the Horizon 2020 Programme for Research and Innovation, SEAF is a two year project that enables investment in small to medium sized projects in Sustainable Energy Assets (SEA) such...

B'EST shopping center

Complex of 55,000m2, built in the heart of the old coalfield Lorraine, near Germany.
Architectural description: The complex of 55,000 m2, built in the heart of the old coalfield Lorraine, near Germany, integrates: a shopping center including an Auchan hypermarket and about 60 banners; a retail of 10...

London Aquatic center

Project type : New Construction Building Type : Swimming pool Construction Year : 2005 Climate zone : [Cfb] Marine Mild Winter, warm summer, no dry season. Net Floor Area : 42 866 m2 Other Construction/refurbishment cost : 331 000 000...

Docks Apollonia

  Project type : New Construction Building Type : Collective housing < 50m Construction Year : 2015 Climate zone : [Cfb] Marine Mild Winter, warm summer, no dry season. Net Floor Area : 11 480 m2 Construction/refurbishment cost :...
// Description The Docks de Ris district is located in the town of Ris-Orangis in Essonne, about 20 km south of Paris. Ris-Orangis has a population of 27,535 and belongs to the Évry Center Essonne (CAECE) agglomeration community, which...

Renovation of Paradis School

Project type : Renovation Building Type : Preschool, kindergarten, nursery Construction Year : 1972 Climate zone : [Cfb] Marine Mild Winter, warm summer, no dry season. Net Floor Area : 2 362 m2 Construction/refurbishment cost : 800...
In Paris, 100 schools have been renovated in two years to improve their energy performance! This challenge, Optimal Solutions, subsidiary Dalkia (EDF Group) noted. The program is a major component of the energy and climate plan launched by...

IXblue, the industrial building for satellites

Project type : New Construction Building Type : Factories Construction Year : 2014 Climate zone : [Cfb] Marine Mild Winter, warm summer, no dry season. Net Floor Area : 1 299 m2 Construction/refurbishment cost : 2 850 000 € Number of...
// Description In accordance with the projected schedule, GA Smart Building delivered at the end of July 2015 a new tertiary building with laboratories on the Technopole Microtechnique & Scientifique TEMIS in Besançon, on behalf of...

Biodiversum Visitor Center: Eco-architecture Wooden Building in Luxembourg

The Biodiversum Visitor Centre is located in Remerschen on the edge of the Haff Réimech Nature Reserve.    The visitor centre building was designed to be closely tied to the land making it very relevant to the functions and activities of...

Cité du Centenaire: energy retrofit and neighbourhood urban renewal

Plus-energy Willibald-Gluck-Highschool in Neumarkt i.d.Opf, Germany

  Building Summary Location Woffenbacher Str. 33, 92318 Neumarkt Building Owner Landkreis Neumarkt Architect Berschneider + Berschneider GmbH Coordination Berschneider + Berschneider GmbH (ARGE NB WGG) HVAC planer EGS-plan...

Casa Cesti: energy retrofit of farmhouse

Casa Cesti is a complete renovation of an existing traditional farmhouse in a farming complex which was built in 1942. The buildings are divided into residential use, office space and livestock facilities and are typical of the rural area...

Dante Alighieri Middle School: renovation of gymnasium in Pesaro, Italy

The “Dante Alighieri” school gymnasium sets an example of best practices in public building renovation through a well thought-out and careful design based on a sustainable bioclimatic study of the site and by applying a simple construction...

ZERO-PLUS project settlement in Derwenthorpe, York, UK

The aim of the ZERO-PLUS (Acronym of "Achieving near Zero and Positive Energy Settlements in Europe using Advanced Energy Technology“) research project is to search for buildings design for new highly energy performing buildings. In this...

ZERO-PLUS project settlement in Peyia, Cyprus

The aim of the ZERO-PLUS (Acronym of "Achieving near Zero and Positive Energy Settlements in Europe using Advanced Energy Technology") research project is to search for buildings design for new highly energy performing buildings. In this...

ZERO-PLUS project settlement in Granarolo dell'Emilia, Italy

The aim of the ZERO-PLUS (Acronym of "Achieving near Zero and Positive Energy Settlements in Europe using Advanced Energy Technology“) research project is to search for buildings design for new highly energy performing buildings. In this...

Castelldefels: ¨Esencia Mediterránea¨ building

  “Esencia Mediterránea” is a Certified Passivhaus residential building, situated close to the beach of Castelldefels, 30 km south of Barcelona, Spain. The objective of the developer was to maximize the comfort and energy efficiency of...