Practices

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Highlighted Practices

ELIH MED Valencia Energy Efficiency Pilot project

ELIH-MED Project focuses on energy efficiency in low-income housing in the Mediterranean area in the context of the objectives of the EU 2020. The target population of the project are low-income tenants and homeowners suffering energy...

Faubourg d’Egmont - Rue du Pépin

Mixed development; residential use, office & gallery Project namePépinAssignmentDevelopment of apartments, a penthouse and an exposition roomType of assignmentPrivateClientGuillaume...

Lemons to Limes: Renovation of public housing estate in Germany

'Stadbildplanung Dortmund' converts run-down public housing estate in Germany's struggling Ruhr Valley into a fully rented Jewel!At the outset of this redevelopment project, an analysis of the estate's deficits and shortcomings was assessed. This...

NuOffice Building: exceptional envelope performance

  The Nu-Office complex is comprised of 3 separate new buildings located in Domagkstrasse (Schwabing North, adjacent to Park City Schwabing) in Munich. They have been constructed using "Sustainable Building" standards in which essential concept...

Energy efficiency in Campo dei Fiori shopping center - A pilot case of the CASSANDRA project

In the framework of the EU funded project "Cassandra" a pilot case was implemented in the “Campo dei Fiori” shopping centre in Gavirate in northern Italy.  The main objective of the pilot was to deploy the CASSANDRA software package and evaluate the...

Sant Martí Primary School and Adult Education Centre: Multipurpose municipal building in Barcelona

The Sant Marti building, located in the neighbourhood of Poblenou in Barcelona, is a multi-purpose municipal space comprised of a kindergarten and primary school (Col·legi d'Educació Infantil i Primària (CEIP) Sant Martí), an adult-education centre...

EspaiZero. A semi-retrofit of an existing building; the first Net Zero-Energy experience in Spain

The new Wattia Headquarters and EspaiZero laboratory has achieved 100% zero-energy balance in the retrofit of the ground floor of an existing building. The management company’s main objective was to demonstrate that it is possible...

Bioclimatic social housing in Paris: Rue des Orteaux logements sociaux

The refurbishment of the Rue des Orteaux social housing building was led by the SIEMP (City of Paris Real Estate Public-Private Joint Venture) and offers 20 low-energy apartments located in the 20th arrondissement of Paris....

LILAC (Low Impact Living Affordable Community): Co-housing project using sustainable construction methods with straw bales

 LILAC (Low Impact Living Affordable Community) is the UK's first affordable, ecological cohousing project with a pioneering methodology:Encourage living as lightly on the earth as possibleAddress the need for affordable housingHave a positive...

Cotentin-Falguiere: ICF Habitat Novedis / Beem 'Up accelerators energy renovation

Within the context of the BEEM-UP Project, ICF Habitat Novedis housing company performed the renovation of 87 apartments in the Cotentin Falguière residence in Paris, France.The rehabilitation program includes:External...

Positive energy buildings: le Parc de l’Ensoleillée in Aix-en-Provence

This positive energy construction exemplifies an aesthetic, ecological and modular technique which focuses on fast implementation using an integrated process; designing, assembling and installing solid wood panels in the walls and floors....

A factor10 renovation in Paris

In 2009, The Architecteurs have undertaken the renovation of their headquarters located in the heart of Paris (at 95 Boulevard Beaumarchais - 3rd arrondissement of Paris) with the help and advice of Dusan Novakov (Engineer in Renewable Energies)....

Window film technology for reducing the cost of cooling: Thomas Cook headquarters building in Belgium

Thomas Cook Group has opted for Window Film to save energy at its headquarters in Belgium. More than 600 employees work in the company’s worldwide headquarters near Ghent, Belgium. The company decided to install solar control Window Film to improve...

The first VELUX climate renovation in Brussels

VELUX has announced the launch of the first reproducible climate renovation project in Brussels, Belgium. A climate renovation is a unique concept in which excellent indoor comfort is combined with high energy efficiency. After experimenting with...

Efficiency House Plus in Berlin

The HouseThe "Efficiency House Plus" was officially opened by Chancellor Angela Merkel on 7 December 2011, following a year of previous planning and construction. The house is centrally located, at Fasanenstraße 87a, 10623 Berlin,...

Financing and realizing the modernization of mass housing stock through energy conservation

Banking on energy savings Innovative business model pays for Soviet-era flats to become more energy efficient. Many of the Soviet era apartment blocks in Latvia are in poor technical condition, are corroding rapidly and...

The Bold New Face of Koprivnica

The Bold New Face of KoprivnicaCroatia How a city in the EU’s newest member state has hardwired sustainable development into its urban planning Koprivnica, a city in northern Croatia, is setting new standards for the energy...

Sustainable Ålidhem

 Building sustainable communitiesResidential neighbourhood on track to halve its energy consumption within five years When a major fire destroyed an apartment block in a public housing estate in northern Sweden in 2008 the...

ISOPA Polyurethanes Passive House

The Polyurethanes Passive House is a project launched on 1 September 2011 to document the construction of a passive house from floor to ceiling. The construction was completed on 4 November 2013. Built in Brussels, near the...

Refurbishment of social and sport facilities- Modena (IT)

The largest potential in energy saving relies in heating. Extra benefits can be yield when supporting refurbishment of social housing. This allows lowering the heating costs of the tenants – as well as avoid the need of the municipality to cover the...