Flatmettoekomst is a net zero energy retrofit of apartment buildings dated from the early sixties of last century. The project consist of 48 apartments. Currently an additional 80 apartments are retrofitted with the same concept.This (...)
Project:A low-cost Passivhaus in southern Italy was chosen as a sample project to test a compact solution for heating, cooling, DHW and mechanical ventilation. An integrated design approach made possible a cost-effective building (...)
The Low Carbon category has been chosen due to the fact that this development takes a holistic approach to carbon reduction in the built environment: embodied carbon in the building materials is drastically reduced through the use of timber and straw for structure and insulation, while operational energy use is reduced through high levels of thermal insulation, triple glazed windows, reduced air infiltration and efficient Passivhaus certified mechanical ventilation units with heat recover and automatic summer bypass.
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