Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

SOLCER House: Wale´s first low-cost positive energy house

Experts from the Welsh School of Architecture (Cardiff University) have designed and built Wales’ first low-cost energy positive house. The "Smart Operation for a Low Carbon Energy Region" (SOLCER) House is capable of exporting more energy to the...

CO2-neutral heat supply of a renovated multi-family house in Munich

 Project summaryThree multi-family houses built between 1949 and 1957 have been modernised and given an energy efficient retrofit with the aim of achieving a CO2-neutral heat supply. The urban densification of the existing space by...

LifeCycle Tower One Building

  QUICK FACTS: Energy saving methods /Standards/Materials Structural elements: wood-concrete composite structural system Dimensions: 8 storeys, height 27 m, width 13 m, length 24 m Floor space:...

The New Nicosia Town hall: Nicosia, Cyprus

The new Nicosia Town-hall is a very particular building. On the site where it is built, important antiquities were discovered during the first day of construction and the whole design was completely modified to fit to the new situation....

Cork Institute of Technology

Building envelope:External walls: an Architectural Metal Systems’s (AMS) renovate curtain wall was installed around the building’s original façade. A modular system, combining Benchmark’s Karrier Panel with AMS’s...

House of Crafts

Located in Gargas in the Vaucluse, the House of Crafts combines local materials such as cedar wood, hemp and compressed earth brick, produced locally in Luberon. The roof adopts a complex of vegetation, the structure includes a wall-sensor...

1st Building of Green Urban Pilot Neighborhood, Athens, Greece

The project of the Green Urban Pilot Neighborhood, run by the Greek Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change and funded by EPPERAA and EU Cohesion funds, is one of the first in the country to involve the close collaboration of a...

Hirtenwiesen II: Storing the sun for learning and living

The development area “Hirtenwiesen II” was built on the former 115 ha barrack grounds in Crailsheim. One grammar school and its sports hall as well as around 260 single family homes and terraced houses are now being supplied via a local...

Affordable passive housing units in Brussels

L'Espoir: 15 Kwh/m²/an Rue Fin 3-13, BE-1080 Molenbeek-Saint-Jean 14 new sustainable duplexes that low income families acquired at lesser cost.   Gross area: 1,833 m²   Handover: End of 2009   Construction costs VAT /...

Boutique Hotel Stadthalle Vienna: a zero-energy balance hotel

The owner of the hotel, Michaela Reiterer, is committed to being environmentally friendly, but she is also a business woman. So she is pleased to say that her investment is paying off: “Normally in a 3-star hotel in Austria, the energy...