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Genoa Italy: eco-sustainable social housing in Lavatrici neighborhood

Italy: the energy efficiency way of the washing-machine shaped dwellings in Genoa


A social housing district with poor insulation, a municipality that is meeting a long-standing demand by residents while transforming the area into a model for eco-sustainability


San Pietro is a peripheral neighbourhood overlooking the city of Genoa, North-West of Italy. It is also known as Lavatrici (washing machines), because of the concrete slabs with empty circles that characterise the façades of its buildings.


Τα πρώτα πιστοποιημένα κατά Passivhaus σπίτια στην Ελλάδα

Η πρώτη πιστοποιημένη κατά Passivhaus κατασκευή στην Ελλάδα είναι γεγονός.  Το συγκεκριμένο κτίριο είναι ένα συγκρότημα τριών μονοκατοικιών στην Αγριά Βόλου.


Gymnasium Reutershagen: Germany

Instead of attending two different school sites in the Rostock suburb of Reutershagen, the school pupils shall in the future be taught in a central and expanded school building that has been refurbished in terms of its energy efficiency. The extension is ensured by the construction of a new school building, which will be placed in parallel with the existing building. Another new build for a primary school is going to be raised at the western front of the two blocks.

Søreide primary school: Norway

The school was built in 2012/13 as a public private partnership. The main energy related targets were to achieve passive house standard, to use prefabricated timber facades and renewable energy sources. The building should reach high indoor environment quality and fulfil the measures set in the Norwegian “Cities of the Future” - a collaboration between the government and the 13 largest cities in Norway to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and make the cities better places to live.


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