One of the pilot buildings of the Solar Decathlon 2014 will now be rebuilt on the university campus Berlin Charlottenburg. The so-called “Rooftop” building, originally designed as a net energy plus residential building, will now be modified to be used as a seminar room and laboratory. Due to additional measurement technology, the students can learn about energy monitoring with a real building as example.
Post date: 8 Sep 2017
The project Next-Buildings (Next Zero Energy Buildings at lowest Cost by using Competitive Sustainable Technology), funded by the 7th Framework Programme of the European Union, is about the demonstration of very low energy buildings. In all demonstrations, the ambition is net zero carbon/energy or better (active or plus-energy house).
Post date: 15 Aug 2017
On 14 July 2017 a settlement of plus energy houses was inaugurated with a ceremonial key hand over to the building owners. All 13 houses (nine single-family houses and four double house halves) fulfil the efficiency house plus standard defined by the German Building Ministry. As such they generate more final and primary energy from renewable energy sources than they consume if balanced over a year. This includes also the household electricity use.
Post date: 8 Aug 2017
A settlement consisting of pre-fabricated houses in Wuppertal Germany is a living lab for future energy concepts of city quarters. The 19 modern and fully equipped exhibition houses are all efficiency plus houses (energy plus houses) according to the definition of the German Building Ministry, e.g. they generate more renewable energy than the total energy use of the houses if balanced over a year. Each house features an electrical heat pump, a photovoltaic (PV) field on the roof and partly the facades and electrical storages (batteries).
Post date: 19 Jul 2017
In Halle (Saale), a plus-energy school was built as a sustainable and ecological construction made with a timber frame and cellulose insulation in accordance with the Passive House standard. The building replaces the old existing site of the St. Franziskus-Elementary School in the surrounding area. The new school is a three-storey building with two interconnected structures: the after-school care and class area (west structure), as well as the administrative wing with the school canteen and caretaker's apartment (east structure).
Post date: 13 Mar 2017
University Plus-Energy Office High-Rise Building - Innovations for buildings in practice
Post date: 7 Mar 2017
Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings (NZEB), and even more Positive Energy Buildings, demand for higher quality within their construction process in order to deliver the high performances they are designed for. Among the possible solutions to guarantee building performances, ICT (e.g. building automation and quality management tools) is one of the best answers and it is expected to grow further in the near future.
Post date: 15 Feb 2017
In Deutschland hat energiesparendes Bauen eine lange Tradition. Seit mehr als 30 Jahren wird am Gebäude der Zukunft geforscht, das klimaneutral bewohnt werden kann. Das Effizienzhaus Plus ist nicht an eine bestimmte Technologie gebunden, sondern es kann vielfältig durch eine intelligente Kombination von energieeffizienten Bautechnologien und erneuerbaren Energiegewinnsystemen realisiert werden.
Post date: 9 Jan 2017
The building glass façade and window industry represented by European Aluminium, EuroWindoor, ES-SO and Glass for Europe come together to call for a modernised EPBD to unleash the energy savings potential of high performing windows.
Post date: 10 Nov 2016
The Uhland school in Stuttgart was undergoing renovation to plus energy level during the last 2 years. Now, the construction work is completed and the pupils and teachers can move back into the main building of the school at the beginning of 2017. The building envelope was insulated with high-efficient expanded polystyrene (EPS). On top of the basement slab and at the gable walls vacuum insulation was used. The new windows are triple glazed. All classrooms were equipped with CO2-controlled decentralised ventilation units with heat recovery.
Post date: 4 Nov 2016