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Vacuum insulation panel (VIP) technology helps turn ‘70s secondary school into state of the art passive house

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To renovate the secondary school of Freilassing in Bavaria following the passive house requirements, the architects decided to use Vacuum Insulation Panels (VIPs) to save as much space as possible.

The ultra-thin and high performing VIPs allowed the architects to achieve high thermal insulation rates without compromising on the room height. The installation of VIPs also allowed to avoid other expenses like, for instance, putting new stairs up and uninstalling and then reinstalling the fireproof doors. A data processing planning tool was used to obtain precise information on the exact quantities and sizes needed for the panels of each room.

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