Practices

Retrofit in Nordic countries: Haugerudsenteret (Oslo, NORWAY) – 4RinEU project

This Norwegian demonstration building is a two-floor building with eight small dwellings in total, located at Haugerud in the city of Oslo. Haugerud is a suburb in the east of Oslo with housing developments and houses...

Zetland Road: Deep Retrofit of Two Victorian semi-detached houses from 1894, Manchester UK

With obsessive attention to preserving and restoring the original fabric of these two Victorian townhouses, and a commitment to shunning petrochemicals and using only natural materials, could this be the most wildly ambitious and...
Deep ecological retrofit of two Victorian townhouses Chorlton, Manchester Completed: Autumn/winter 2018 Standard: Enerphit Plus -£43 per year (estimated total energy costs)   This Victorian property in the centre of Chorlton had spent many...

The Albero: Construction 21 Case Study

Project type : Renovation Building Type : High office tower > 28m Construction Year : 1979 Climate zone : [Cfb] Marine Mild Winter, warm summer, no dry season. Net Floor Area : 10 500 m 2 Construction/refurbishment cost : 12 600 000 €...
Albero project of rehabilitation, modernization and requalification of the architectural envelope is part of this urban dynamic as much by its singular aestheticism as by the proposed living environment wanted healthy and pleasant to live...

Passivhaus Retrofit Admiral's Hard in Plymouth, Devon, UK

Conversion of a first floor flat into an EnerPHit office, and extensive retrofit of the whole building, which includes  a ground floor shop. 
Situated on the Stonehouse peninsula, by the banks of the River Tamar, Number 3 Admirals Hard was built in the 1960s and comprises a shop on the ground floor and WARM's office, originally a flat, on the first floor. The extensive retrofit...

Case study with integration of BIPV: Akademie Mont-Cenis (Herne, Germany)

A more than 12,000 m² glass envelope covers all of the buildings in this further training academy. PV systems were integrated into the roof surfaces and the south-west surfaces of the glass envelope on the sides. The almost 3200 PV modules...

Energy Efficient Retrofitting - Technology and Maritime Museum in Malmo, Sweden (Continental Climatic Area)

The A2PBEER research project focused on “energy efficient retrofitting” methodology for public buildings. Within the context of this project it has been developed an initial systemic energy efficient buildings’ retrofitting methodology for...

Energy Efficient Retrofitting - University Campus in Bilbao-Spain (Oceanic Climatic Area)

The A2PBEER research project focused on “energy efficient retrofitting” methodology for public buildings. Within the context of this project it has been developed an initial systemic energy efficient buildings’ retrofitting methodology for...

Energy Efficient Retrofitting - Aflivadem Vocational School at Ankara, Turkey (Mediterranean Climatic Area)

The A2PBEER research project focused on “energy efficient retrofitting” methodology for public buildings. Within the context of this project it has been developed an initial systemic energy efficient buildings’ retrofitting methodology for...

PV-ESTIA – an Interreg Balkan-Med project transforming buildings into a controllable energy source

In the framework of the PV-ESTIA project, the performance of the proposed PV+storage Innovative Management Scheme will be evaluated under real-field conditions. Pilot installations will be selected with the aim to examine if and how the...

World's tallest Passive House: high-rise Bolueta (Bilbao-Spain)

The developers and architects of this project have set very high goals. With the Bolueta building, they wanted to set a new Passive House record and at the same time ensure the quality of the building through certification. Bolueta in the...

Thermomodernization of Nursery in Chmielnik

This full energy renovation of a public building is certainly beneficial in the local context, and in Poland where coal is still widely used for heating, it is an important good practice with a lighthouse effect.
Thermomodernization of the building of the Local Government Nursery in Chmielnik. Construction of the Local Government Preschool in Chmielnik it was started in 1959 and lasted until 1961. The building was put into use...

CPAS Vanpe “Very Low Energy” Heritage / Office Building Renovation - Brussels

CPAS (public centre for social welfare) Vanpe, Project goes deep in energy-efficiency renovation and Art-Deco heritage conservation.
Location:  Rue Vanpé 50, 1190 Forest, BrusselsClient:   Forest CPASConstruction Budget: 1471 €/m² - excl.VATGross Area: 1017 m²   The project embraces the thorough...

BAINS DE LAEKEN - Swimming pools complex Low-Energy Renovation - Brussels

High-Efficiency Low-Energy Renovation of a large 1970's Sports Public Equipment
Programme: Sports Equipment   /  Location: Rue du champ de l'Eglise 73 - 1020 Brussels Client: City of Brussels Refurbishment Budget: (technical installations + energy envelope):  € 3,49 M excl.VAT Area: 6088 m² net / 8778 m² brut   The “...

Procuring energy saving building technologies for residential buildings

ATC Turin (ATC) is a public agency providing social housing in the Italian province of Turin. It has been improving the environmental and energy performance of its properties since 1996.   ATC was a partner of the Public Administration...

OXIGEN OFFICE BUILDING

The Rue de Spa building project consists of the demolition-reconstruction of 8 modular office levels, from 200m² to 900m² each. The building reaches the Passive-house standard and is also BREEAM Excellent certified. The prefabrication of...
The Oxygen Office Building project, ideally located in the city of Brussels between the Royal Park and the Squares District, and between the Arts-Loi and Maelbeek metro stations, aimed the construction of a new low footprint office...

Efficiency House Plus - Renovation of 2 Row Houses from 1938, Neu-Ulm Germany

Building data: Location: Pfuhler Str. 4+6 / Pfuhler Str. 12+14 Neu-Ulm, Bavaria, Germany Building Owner: NUWOG Neu-Ulm Housing Company Architects: Werner Sobek, Stuttgart / o5 Architects bda, raab hafke lang, Frankfurt Main HVAC planer:...

New Procurement Mindset Emerges as an Inner-city Neighbourhood Gets Energy Efficiency Makeover

A UK council housing estate with a high density of fuel poverty has benefited from an energy makeover which bundles technology, aesthetics and a novel approach to public procurement.
Nottingham's Sneinton district looked like many others throughout the UK: houses designed and built in the 1960s, still looking much the same today as when they were built, albeit older and shabbier. The residents struggled with hefty fuel...

Rannaliiva in Vöru: building retrofitting during the RenoZEB Project

RenoZEB aims to unlock the nearly Zero Energy Building (nZEB) renovation market by increasing property value through a new systemic approach to retrofitting. This will include innovative components, and processes and decision making...
Project name: Rannaliiva Location: Vöru/Estonia, Liiva 26a Owner: Apartment association “Rannaliiva” Built in: late '80s   Construction characteristics:...

Potenza pilot: Santa Lucia escalator and swimming pool of Montereale Sport Park

The PEGASUS Interreg MED project (Promoting Effective Generation and Sustainable USes of electricity) aims to give evidence of the feasibility of microgrids acting on technical or administrative obstacles which are hindering the use of...
The Potenza pilot site is aimed at demonstrating the achievable advantages (primary energy, peak shaving, reduction of energy bills) by the Municipality in two different sites: a swimming pool, where a 165 kW CHP is able to provide about...

Preko Pilot: Olive oil mill building and PV

The PEGASUS Interreg MED project (Promoting Effective Generation and Sustainable USes of electricity) aims to give evidence of the feasibility of microgrids acting on technical or administrative obstacles which are hindering the use of...
The Municipality of Preko is a small island community situated on Preko Island. In 2015, the municipality adopted Strategies of Sustainable Development where it is stated that one of the goals is long-term energy efficiency and promotion...