The seven story main building of the retirement home was built in 1965 with originally 116 beds. It also incorporates a kindergarten. In 1974 a further building was added as a nursing home with 55 beds. To this second building no renovations were carried out. Parallel to the renovation of the original main building new offices, a dining room and an entrance foyer on the ground floor were added. Due to originally being built as retirement apartments the main building had only limited usage as a nursing home.
Post date: 18 Nov 2009
Existing techniques and technologies in energy efficiency retrofitting can reduce energy use by up to 40 percent per home and lower total associated greenhouse gas emissions by up to 160 million metric tons annually. Retrofitting existing homes also has the potential to cut home energy bills by $21 billion annually. Yet, despite the real energy cost savings and environmental benefits associated with improving home energy efficiency, a series of barriers have prevented a self-sustaining retrofit market from forming.
Post date: 9 Nov 2009
Translation of the title: Guidelines for energy renovation of domestic buildings
Post date: 12 Set 2009
This report is part of the work carried out within the SQUARE project (EIE/07/093/SI2.466701) - A System for Quality Assurance when Retrofitting Existing Buildings to Energy Efficient Buildings. The project is co-funded by the European Commission, supported by its Programme Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE). The SQUARE project aims to assure energy efficient retrofitting of of multifamily houses with good indoor environment, in a systematic and controlled way.
Post date: 21 Ago 2009
Post date: 14 Ago 2009
Post date: 14 Ago 2009
An important part of the energy efficiency improvement potential lies in the existing residential building stock. If we are to achieve significant reductions of energy use in existing buildings, it is important to perform future large-scale retrofitting of buildings in a systematic and controlled manner. When retrofitting a building many aspects must be taken into account and a quality assurance (QA) system can be a helpful tool in this process. To achieve effective routines during the management stage is also important.
Post date: 13 Ago 2009
The energy efficient retrofit concept is based on a reduction of the primary energy need to a third of the German requirements for new buildings and on the environmental friendly supply of the remaining need including the neutralisation of the CO2 emissions. The main goal is to have an CO2 emission neutral building. High performance windows, an integrated insulation system with good airtightness and nearly no thermal bridges, mechanical ventilation with high heat recovery rates, user-dependent lighting and heating are measures to reduce the needs.
Post date: 5 Ago 2009
Post date: 27 Lug 2009
The project focus has been to show the effect of the “easy to carry out” measures, which do
not interfere with the aesthetic appearance of the house and for which solutions and products
already exist. Some measures can be carried out by the house owners themselves at lower cost
than in this project, since the renovation activities have here been subcontracted to professional contractors.
Post date: 15 Giu 2009