Practices

House in Muros. Certified Passivhaus.

  Detached house situated in Muros del Nalon, Spain which integrates both the concepts of the Passivhaus standard energy efficiency and bioclimatic architecture. This way the building guarantees an almost zero energy consumption. The...

ETHOS building: social housing with a high energy efficiency level

ETHOS is a medium sized building having a very low annual energy consumption and is suitable for a targeted audience of families with modest financial resources.  It represents a test pilot for real estate projects within the entire...

Transition Zero Project: market development for net-zero energy refurbishment in social housing

The path to Transition Zero is now clear!   Scaling up the Energiesprong success. How to increase the transformation of the building stock while at the same time maintaining affordability for the residents? This key...

Covestro Zukunftshaus Bottrop

Detailed description: Mixed-use commercial building located in the city centre of Bottrop; five units: public shops on ground level and offices in the levels above. First commercial building renovation worldwide to reach a...

LUCIA: Pioneer Energy Autonomous public building in Spain

The LUCIA building of the University of Valladolid is considered a Zero CO2 emissions and Zero Energy Building due to its strategies in passive and bioclimatic design to reduce energy demand in maintenance as well as only using on-site...

Dorfwiesenstr. Friedrichshafen

Detailed description: Built in 1968, the apartment building was transformed into a KfW "energy-efficient building 55". This was achieved mainly through the consistent use of PU insulation. Heating is provided via "Cloud...

Central workshop and administrative building (ZWuV) - Frankfurt

The Central workshop and administrative building (ZWuV) is a new office building used by the Department for Road Construction and Development, the Department for Parks and the Head of Energy Policy of the City of Frankfurt.  The building...

Passive House Lac de Vouglans (Jura 39)

Detailed description: The passive house at the Lac de Vouglans is a residential dwelling for 4 habitants. Total living surface (usable floor area UFA): 150 m2.Building envelope: Flat roof: 24 cm (12 cm +...

ZEMedS project: solutions for nZEB renovation of schools

Case Studies of the ZEMedS project   The Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) ZEMedS (Zero Energy MEDiterranean Schools) project has developed nearly Zero-Energy Buildings (nZEB) toolkits that have been applied to 10 case...

Storžek Kindergarten: Slovenia

The kindergarten was built in 2012. The main energy related targets were passivehouse/plus house standard, use of prefabricated timber facades, installation of a central ventilation system and achieving excellent airtightness. ...

Grundschule and Gymnasium Reutershagen: Plus-energy school retrofit

The Reutershagen schools; Europaschule Gymnasium Reutershagen secondary school and the Grundschule Reutershagen Nordwindkinner primary school have been grouped together in one educational center. The pupils are now taught in one centrally...

St. Leonhard Primary School and Kindergarten: Municipal renovation in Austria

To accommodate the growing number of students attending the St. Leonard School built in 1964, the school was expanded and modernized. In 2010, the site has also incorporated a kindergarten, an after-school club and a public library.   The...

Hanaa EL ALF - Rte Unit, Ain Sbaa, Casablanca

The "32 Hanaa El Fal buildings in Ain Sbaa"  project incorporates energy efficiency provisions and aims to comply with the code of Energy Efficiency in the Construction (CEEB). In addition, the project has a strong social connotation as...

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....