Practices

ZERO+ House

Region South Denmark has built Denmark’s first +low energy house. The house has been constructed in a modern and exciting style – an individual building, well-adjusted to nature and surroundings, built with bricks like an ordinary family...
Environment and energy awareness, modern consumer behaviour – these are the keywords in a showcase project which the following companies in Sønderborg have been participating in: ProjectZero, the building and construction company SIB...

Green Lighthouse

Green Lighthouse is built by a consortium consisting of Hellerup Byg, Christensen & Co. Arkitekter and COWI, which has developed the architecture and energy concept and has constructed this new climate landmark. The house has been...
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Sustainable Steel Building: ArcelorMittal Steel Centre in Liège (Belgium)

With its commitment to sustainable development, ArcelorMittal wished, with the Steel Centre at Flemalle (Liege), to provide an example of a building using existing steel systems to the maximum to reduce consumption of natural resources and...
With its commitment to sustainable development, ArcelorMittal wished, with the Steel Centre at Flemalle (Liege), to provide an example of a building using existing steel systems to the maximum to reduce consumption of natural resources and...

Poikkilaakso School Helsinki, Finland, AdVent Case 8

The Poikkilaakso School was a pilot project in which some elements typical for hybrid systems were combined with mechanical ventilation. The ventilation system is a fully mechanical low pressure system, having central air-handling unit...

Nordea Bank Building Helsinki, Finland

The building has an air-conditioning system with mechanical supply and exhaust ventilation and chilled beams. Outdoor air is filtered and heated or cooled in central air handling units and supplied to rooms. Supply air is heated in the...
Key points concerning the design Each room has room controller which enables the highest thermal comfort standard. Chilled beams, low velocity induction devices, provide silent air distribution with low air velocities....

Edifício dos Serviços Administrativos da Parque EXPO’98, Lisbon, Portugal

The building incorporates both natural and mechanical ventilation. Basic ventilation is provided by the HVAC system which operates when either heating or cooling is required, or when natural ventilation provides insufficient fresh air....
Key points concerning the designCombined natural ventilation and mechanical ventilation with air-conditioning and some heat recovery. Use of perforated shading panels to reduce direct solar gain while allowing natural day-lighting. Use of...

Edifício das Pós-Graduações Porto, Portugal

The building was designed to make the best use of the moderate climate in order to provide a comfortable indoor environment together with low energy consumption. The H-shape of the building plan optimises the use of solar radiation to...

Paper Warehouse and Offices Aggelidis – Georgakopoulos A.E.B.E. Athens , Greece

The building was constructed in 2003. It houses areas for printing, paper treatment, paper storage and office areas. The building has a total floor area of 10 400 m². The building incorporates a number of energy efficient systems. Ground...

Edifício Solar XXI Lisbon, Portugal

As its name suggests, Solar XXI was created with the objective of making extensive use of solar exposure. The building is constructed to provide high internal thermal capacity with 5 cm expanded polystyrene external insulation to both...

AdVent Case 2 GSIS Building Athens

The building provides offices for the General Secretariat of Information Systems (GSIS), a public administration agency belonging to the Greek Ministry of Economy and Finance. The building was initially constructed in the 1960. An initial...

World’s First LEED Platinum Data Center Opens in Germany

Citigroup’s new 230,000-square-foot Data Center in Frankfurt is the first data center in the world to achieve LEED Platinum certification. The building was designed by Arup Associates.

BusinessWeek: Dagher Engineering - An Office Renovation Pays for Itself

Dagher Engineering's office, in Manhattan's historic Financial District, became one of the first in the country to receive LEED Gold Certified Commercial Interior certification, from the U.S. Green Building Council. The case is presented...

Advanced ventilation - Archaeological museum of Delphi

The museum of Delphi is situated on the side of Mount Parnassos. It is a free standing building, located next to the archaeological site of Delphi. The site does not contain any other built structures; therefore no features obstruct the...
The building is fitted with mechanical ventilation, supplemented by openable windows. The original mechanical installation of the building was replaced by an air to air HVAC system equipped with heat recovery. The number of people visiting...

New Kindergarten and Daycare Centre, low-energy class 1

Kregme Syd Børnehus SITE together with HHM has won the first prize in a competition for a class 1 low-energy integrated kindergarten in Kregme. Class 1 means the building has to comply to the strictest demands on energy and heating...
What we did As the setting for everyday life, the spaces are designed to emphasize and enhance the identity of the institution, and challenge the children’s senses. The compact form is chosen in order to optimise the...

KOMFORT HUSENE - Comfort houses

KOMFORT HUSENE will show the way for buildings with passive heating in Denmark. In the course of 2007, the first ground will be broken on Denmark’s largest development project to date of single-family houses with no heating systems and...
Saint Gobain Isover a/s is the instigator of the project which builds on international experience Behind the initiative is Saint Gobain Isover a/s. In its capacity as the world’s leading producer of insulation materials, the...

Effinergie: the French reference for low energy buildings

The Effinergie association was created in May 2006 to promote low energy buildings in France. The initiative was taken by regional authorities, and particularly the Alsace, Franche-Comté, Languedoc-Roussillon and Rhône-Alpes regions. The...

Sweden's first passive house villa - a unique film production

This unique web-based film production shows the first passive house villa being built in Sweden. In three short videos you can follow the planning process, the construction and the result. Villa Malmborg in Lidköping was built in 2006-2007...

Three apartment buildings in Voorburg won the Dutch renovation price under the durability category

In Voorburg (NL) 120 apartments in three buildings insulated with polystyrene won the national renovation price under the durability category. The prize is awarded for projects that set examples in energy efficient renovation, where...

Low energy building retrofit of a commercial building from 1960

A building refurbishment of a commercial building from 1960, publicly sponsored by the German Ministry of Economy and Technology within the EnOB research initiative was done by the Remscheider Entsorgungsbetriebe (REB). By the...

Omega Center for Sustainable Living

The Omega Center for Sustainable Living (OCSL) is a state-of-the art education center and natural wastewater treatment facility. A model of sustainable architecture, the OCSL is a pioneering project in the Living Building Challenge and is...
The Omega Center for Sustainable Living (OCSL) is an innovative educational center that combines the most technologically advanced green building and natural wastewater treatment technologies. It is a cutting edge educational facility...