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H2College - Hydrogen and passive house

Herning Municipality is among the frontrunners in the hydrogen field. A recent project involved the construction of 66 youth accommodation units that receive electricity and heating from hydrogen and wind energy, making the units 100 per...

CHH – ChristophorusHaus MIVA, Stadl-Paura, Austria

The principal objective of the design was to reduce energy demand to ‘passivhaus’ standards, with the remaining energy demand covered as far as possible from renewable sources, while simultaneously providing occupants with a high standard...
The building was completed in 2003 and serves a missionary organisation dispatching goods to developing countries. Its use is multifunctional, serving to provide office accommodation, seminar rooms, restaurant and exhibition facilities,...

Vejlandshuset, office building, Copenhagen, Denmark

Heating is supplied from the district heating system. Both mechanical and natural ventilation are used in the building. Mechanical ventilation is used in the most densely occupied areas, while automatically controlled intermittent, or...
Vejlandshuset was completed in 2005. It is five storey office building with a central atrium and total floor area of 13 500 m². On the ground floor there are shared facilities including reception, cafeteria, and an open area for visitors....

YIT Office building, Turku Finland AdVent Case 9

The building has an air-conditioning system with mechanical supply and exhaust ventilation and chilled beams. The building is connected to Turku area district heating and district cooling distribution systems. The temperature of water in...
YIT Office Building is a typical modern five-storey office building and was completed in October 2005. The ground floor (900 m²) serves as a workshop and storage facility and the remaining four floors (6 000 m²) have both open-plan and...

First certified passive house in the Paris Region

The first certified passive house of the Paris Region was delivered in September 2009 in Bessancourt. It has been designed by the architects Milena Karanesheva and Mischa Witzmann (Karawitz, Paris) together with Solares Bauen (Strasbourg).
Having the classical geometry of a French suburban house with its two slopes roof, the 161 floor area square meters single family house is fully closed from north and opened to south to benefit from solar gain. Apart from the foundation...

Stuttgart-Sonnenberg: Reduction of CO2 Emissions in a Nursing Home

A retirement apartment building built in Stuttgart-Sonnenberg in 1965 is a good example of what can be achieved when a major renovation is combined with an energy efficient retrofit concept developed by a holistic design team. The...
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...

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...