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 cellular office spaces. There is a large glass roofed
atrium in the centre of the building extending from the first floor to the roof. In the lower part of
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Website of the organisation "Austrian Society for Environment and Technology", reports of studies and working groups, summaries of project activities
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The Advanced Energy Design Guide series provides recommendations for achieving 30% energy savings over ASHRAE Standard 90.1-1999.
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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 renovations were carried out. Parallel to the renovation of the original main building new offices, a dining room and an entrance foyer on the ground floor were added. Due to originally being built as retirement apartments the main building had only limited usage as a nursing home.
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The obligations on municipalities and cities around the world to lower their CO2 and to increase their energy efficiency while still maintaining reliability are increasingly pressing; however, district energy is proving to be a solution to this thorny dilemma. District energy can play a key role in building smart, self-sustainable cities. Urban areas are home to the majority of the world’s citizens, meaning that the fight against climate change will be either won or lost in cities.
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