Practices

Greek Pilot: Mega Evydrio solution

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 Greek pilot site is located in the Municipality of Farsala in the area of Mega Evydrio (Thessaly Region), and consists of public, commercial and private buildings and facilities.   The number and type of consumers in the area (...

ESCO renovation model of the hospital in Karlovac Croatia

The project is part of the 2014-2015 Programme of Energy Renovation of Public Sector Buildings, adopted by the Croatian Government in 2013. This Programme has generated 57 public procurement procedures for the provision of EPC, 21 signed...

Sans-Souci project, Brussels, Belgium

The Ixelles municipality of Brussels gave new life to a sizeable and unstructured inner space of a large city block with the development of a housing and equipment complex with outstanding sustainability and energy efficiency performances...
The Sans-Souci project is remarkable for its scope and for its scale of intervention: the plot is about 300 meters long and 100 meters wide, which is equivalent to the area of 3 classical-small-size city blocks of the Brussels.   The...

Passive Witness House CLK, Luxembourg

Smart Building winner - Green Solutions Awards 2018
Being heavily involved in passive constructions, we wanted to create a thoughtful and sustainable building. We equipped our control house with a complete EnOcean wireless home automation system. This innovative technology works without any...

The Beehive (France)

Low Carbon winner - Green Solutions Awards 2018
Project type : New Construction   Building Type : Collective housing < 50m Number of Dwelling : 11 Dwelling Net Floor Area : 950 m2 Climate zone : [Cfb] Marine Mild Winter, warm summer, no dry season. Construction cost : 1 450 000 € The...

Media Library Wild South, Reunion overseas deparment, France

Energy & Hot Climates winner - Green Solutions Awards 2018
The media library of Saint-Joseph (Reunion) questions the identity of the contemporary architecture of Reunion, that of the Sud Sauvage more precisely. It refers to images, block of basalt, fagot of vetyver, geko, kalbanon but especially...

House of Ile de France, Paris, France

Energy & Temperate Climates winner - Green Solutions Awards 2018
Located in the Cité universitaire de Paris, the Maison de l'Ile de France is the first eco-campus in the capital. The project is exemplary and implements a high energy performance strategy to meet ZEN objectives (Zero Energy, Zero Carbon,...

Aulario IndUVA, Valladolid, Spain

Sustainable Construction Grand Prize winner - Green Solutions Awards 2018
The construction of the Aulario for the School of Industrial Engineering of the University of Valladolid presents an extraordinary casuistry from several points of view: it recovers a well-known space of the traditional culture of the...

The ExcEED database for buildings of the future features the demonstration case Casa Hoval

The ExcEED project (European Energy Efficient building district Database) is funded by the European Commission under the H2020 programme and aims at collecting data coming from new, modern and energy efficient buildings (such as energy...

Sulgrave Gardens Housing - Passive certified development - London

Sulgrave Gardens is a well-designed scheme with good architectural detail that over time is ageing well. Cartwright Pickard put a lot of resources into the project looking at the detail so that the finished product has got the right...
Sulgrave Gardens comprises 30 family homes in four blocks with a mix of typologies (houses, apartments and maisonettes) and tenures (9 homes for affordable rent, 13 for shared ownership and 8 private houses) in a conservation area in West...

Passive certified Office building "Aeroplis II"

Office building designed to use minimum energy and take what it needs from renewable sources, while offering optimal comfort for occupants – which was delivered in 06/2011
Aeropolis is an urban UFO. Its compact form sits square on street alignment south just to show it does belong there, discretely steps back west liberating a sunny plaza like a breather off the busy boulevard, and humbly aligns its cornice...

Obvion Green Storm : Pioneering RMBS Green Mortgage project NL

Obvion NV is a residential mortgage provider in the Dutch market and a wholly owned subsidiary of Rabobank.
In 2016, Obvion issued Europe's first 100% green RMBS (Residential Mortgage Backed Security); meaning the assets backing the bond are green residential mortgages, ie. linked to energy efficient homes, and that the proceeds of the bond...

Guaranteed savings through EPC in Sports & Fitness Centres of Dublin

Dublin City Council awarded Ireland’s first local authority Energy Performance Contract (EPC) project to Noel Lawler Green Energy Solutions. Working closely with the Dublin Energy Agency Codema, the project will save the council up to €100...
Dublin City Council awarded its first Energy Performance Contract (EPC) project to Noel Lawler Green Energy Solutions in July 2016, working closely with Dublin’s Energy Agency Codema in procuring this contract to upgrade three of its...

Vacuum Insulation Panel technology used in façade insulation of the Grand Tower Frankfurt

VIPA International Case study: Vacuum Insulation Panel technology used in façade insulation of the Grand Tower Frankfurt The Challenge   The population in many large cities has been exploding for years. At the same time,...

Renovating buildings to save energy in Valladolid

Run-down district in Valladolid, Spain, that has now become a model of sustainable living in cities.   In the suburbs of Valladolid, a city in central Spain, a district is at the forefront of Europe's energy transition....

Deep renovation of “El Garrofer” school in Viladecans to meet EnerPHit / Passivhaus standard

The project of deep renovation of “El Garrofer” school allowed the upgrading of the building so as to meet the Pasivhaus standard and have a nearly zero energy building (nZEB). Energy use will be cut in more than a half from the situation...
http://bertapujol.com/portfolio/rehabilitacio-d-edifici-escolar-a-viladecans/?lang=en   This project was contracted by Viladecans municipality based on the results of a previous study of the capacity of Deep renovation of...

Jessica II Fund for Multi-apartment Building Modernisation in Lithuania

Case Studies of the EU Energy Poverty Observatory (EPOV) showcase successfully implemented energy poverty measures in the Member States. They highlight best practices that can be used as models for energy poverty action.
In 2010, the energy efficiency of housing had been improving significantly in Lithuania over the previous ten years in part as a result of the JESSICA I program to implement energy efficiency renovations.   However, the energy consumption...

Renovation of the THEODORE building

Project type : Renovation Building Type : Office building < 28m Construction Year : 2015 Delivery year : 2017 Climate zone : [Cfb] Marine Mild Winter, warm summer, no dry season. Net Floor Area : 3 512 m2 Construction/...
  The renovation of the THEODORE building is in line with the desire of AG Real Estate to participate in the enhancement of urban heritage.   This building of 3500 m2, inscribed in a remarkable architectural ensemble which...

Navarra constructs over 500 energy efficient homes for social housing

The region of Navarra is building over 500 nearly zero-energy building (NZEB) units to provide affordable and energy efficient homes for their citizens. Nearly zero-energy buildings have very low energy consumption due to their design and...

Green for Growth Fund Impact Stories: Improving energy efficiency in Montenegro

The Green for Growth Fund (GGF), which was initiated as a public-private partnership in December 2009 by German development bank KfW and the European Investment Bank (EIB), surpassed major milestones in 2017, increasing the total financing...