Practices

DEFI: Dispositif Expérimental pour l’évaluation des usages à Faible Impact (ville de Tafraout)

Le bâtiment DEFI est une résidence secondaire et plateforme expérimentale . Il a été conçu et réalisé dans le cadre d’un partenariat franco-maroco-Italien  impliquant l’Ecole Nationale des Travaux Publics de l’Etat (Lyon) et la Direction...

Autonomous urban habitat: medina of Rabat

Autonomous urban habitat Former Riad in the medina of Rabat transformed into modular triplex loft 100% autonomous (energy / water / waste).The objective was to demonstrate that most of the needs can be covered on a local...

Natura ENR

Natura 2nd generation building (following the construction of the Natura 1 - a set of five office buildings), has 2885 m² floor area of office building with the objective of an exemplary environmental and energy performance.The project...

Self sufficient house in Rédange (Maison auto suffisante en énergie à Rédange): Luxembourg

​Construction of a new passive house which uses solar panels to generate all of its own electricity to meet its heating and lighting requirements and which also produces its own water for daily use by collecting rainwater and treating it...

CREAS (Resource Centre for Environmental Education for Sustainability)

The CREAS building serves two basic objectives; the construction of a multi-purpose building capable of holding many activities of knowledge and dissemination about sustainability and, secondly, the characteristic architectual design:-...

Faculty of Technical Sciences building of Innsbruck University

 This building, used by the Faculty of Technical Sciences of the University of Innsbruck, was originally built in 1968. As an extensive renovation was necessary anyway, it was decided to improve the energy efficiency at the same time, with...

Vacuum Insulation Panel (VIP) technology provides luxury finish to mixed-use development in London

The plot on Mentmore Terrace in a highly desirable area of London had stood vacant for more than ten years. The project for the new 5 storey building had to achieve high thermal performance to respect the Building Regulation requirements....

House of Energy: first Passive House with Premium Class certification

House Of Energy: world’s first building with Passive House Premium certification opens a new opportunity beyond green construction The House of Energy is one of the world’s most sustainable buildings. This three-storey...

Office building in Greensboro, North Carolina

Built in 1971 and located in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina, this office building is one of a number of commercial buildings constructed for local banks during the 1970s. Self-Help has owned and operated the property since 1998, and...

Tusco Display

Tusco Display’s facilities in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, are an impressive example of how investing in the energy efficiency of buildings can boost profits in a competitive market. The custom fabrication company has used energy efficiency as...

Mixed-use office building in Wilmington, North Carolina

This historic mixed-use office building at 272 North Front Street in Wilmington, North Carolina, is an outstanding example of how continuous capital improvements and targeted retrofits can substantially improve energy efficiency and...

Biological Sciences Laboratory - University of Minnesota

The retrocommissioning of the University of Minnesota’s Biological Sciences laboratory is an outstanding example of a modest efficiency investment that delivered strong financial performance.Constructed in 1969, Biological Sciences is a...

Multifamily Housing at Continental Plaza, Chicago

Continental Plaza’s affordable housing apartment building provides 164 one-bedroom apartments for seniors. Using the Affordable Community Energy, Inc.’s energy service company model, the building owner has been able to dramatically reduce...

CheckMate’s multifamily building in Chicago

CheckMate Realty and Development, Inc. (CheckMate), a Chicago property owner dedicated to providing high-quality affordable housing, worked with Elevate Energy and Community Investment Corporation (CIC) to retrofit a 31-unit multifamily...

SOLCER House: Wale´s first low-cost positive energy house

Experts from the Welsh School of Architecture (Cardiff University) have designed and built Wales’ first low-cost energy positive house. The "Smart Operation for a Low Carbon Energy Region" (SOLCER) House is capable of exporting more energy...

Vacuum Insulated Panel (VIP) technology simplifies the energy refurbishment of an office building built in the 1960s

An Energy retrofit of a 50 year old office building of FrymaKoruma in Rheinfelden, Switzerland with the aim of improving the heating and energy efficiency.The heating energy consumption of the 4,200 m³ large office building could be...

L'Office 64 de l‘Habitat

The housing association, l'office 64 de l' habitat has built new company headquarters in Bayonne in southern France. The fact that the building is an ecological example is proudly present for visitors to see. The low entrance building in...

H2 Office in Duisburg: aluminium clad building goes for the Gold DGNB (German Sustainable Building Council) certification

The H2 Office lies like a moored sports catamaran in Duisburg Inner Harbor. The building's bond with nature is just as cutting-edge because the lustrous ventilated cladding made with aluminium composite material as well as the aluminium...

Living Lab Ncube: prefabricated single family passive house

​The future of one-family housing brought to life in a prototype house in Luxembourg is the result of three years of development and cooperation with a number of partners. With the support of the Luxembourg Ministry of the Economy, the...

Building a new organic supermarket: Luxembourg

Main entrance of the supermarketA new type of shop has been developed on an organic farm which aims to increase customer satisfaction by offering a comprehensive range of sustainable products in a healthy and sustainable...