Star Innovation Center passive factory project

  • Project type : Extension + refurbishment
  • Building Type : Factories
  • Construction Year : 1970
  • Delivery year : 2016
  • Climate zone : [Am] Tropical Monsoonal
  • Net Floor Area : 3 675 m2
  • Construction/refurbishment cost : 2 400 000 €
  • Number of Installed Kw : 1 Installed Kw
  • Cost/m2 : 653 €/m2
  • Cost/Installed Kw : 2 400 000 €/Installed Kw

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    Green Solutions Awards 2019 - Buildings

    Energy & Hot Climates
    Low Carbon
    Health & Comfort
    Users' Choice

    ​The project is a pioneer in applying Passive House technology to a tropical monsoon climate, which features steady warm temperatures year round but extremely high relative humidity. Careful design and engineering of the building systems and enclosure ensures that workers enjoy year-round comfort in a workspace that provides abundant natural light, low humidity, filtered fresh air, and maintains temperatures near a constant 24°C (77°F).

    Because the Star Innovation Center is a milestone in industrial energy efficient retrofitting in a tropical monsoon climate, the Passive House Institute awarded the EnerPHit Pilot Project Certification. Thorough testing of the airtightness and remote monitoring of the ongoing energy usage provide quantitative confirmation of the building performance, confirming projected operational cost savings for the client and vastly upgraded workplace environmental standards for the employees.

    Certification Scheme


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