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The 1st Building of the Green Pilot Urban Neighborhood, Greece

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Contributing to the 1st Building of the Green Urban Pilot Neighborhood in Agia Varvara, Attica, Greece, various private companies are participating in the project as sponsors of the insulation system.  The project of the Green Urban Pilot Neighborhood is run by the Greek Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, funded by EPPERAA and EU Cohesion funds.

Focusing on a complex of 4 blocks of flats—initially constructed in the early 1970s as social housing and soon to be sold to low-income families—the project aims at providing the inhabitants with ‘almost zero energy’ homes via both passive and active energy-saving interventions. Accepting the invitation of the Center for Renewable Energy Sources (CRES) which is managing the project, the five aforementioned private companies are sponsoring the materials and installation of External Thermal Insulation Composite Systems and Inverted Roof insulation on the 1st building’s envelope.   

Works began in early autumn last year and were completed in April 2012; the building’s inhabitants’ have already positively commented on the effectiveness of the application after the unusually cold and humid winter of 2011-2012.  In figures, the specific ETICS application is anticipated to reduce the building’s total annual energy consumption for heating by ≈43%, and for cooling by 13%.

To see the relevant Build Up case study, please click here.