Top CAD Experts updates
47.8K views | +4 today
Follow
Top CAD Experts updates
All about CAD, CAE, CAM, BIM, AEC, GIS, PLM and Project Managment...
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by João Greno Brogueira from The Architecture of the City
Scoop.it!

Housing+ by C. F. Møller Architects: Zero-energy design

Housing+ by C. F. Møller Architects: Zero-energy design | Top CAD Experts updates | Scoop.it

C. F. Møller Architects have designed a proposal for the pilot-project Housing+, for 60 zero-energy housing units on the Aalborg Waterfront. The design adhered to stringent energy goals through a combination of architectural design and user-focused technical innovation.

The Housing+ concept sets the ambitious target of a zero-energy housing scheme, which also includes the tenant’s primary household energy consumption. The complex will thus be 100% relying on renewables.

Central to the concept is the use of integrated energy-design to generate the concept of tomorrow’s housing, producing more energy than it consumes. This is achieved by optimizing the inherent passive gains of the main volume, and shaping it to take advantage of the orientation and potential for active solar energy-collection.

 

Visit the link for more images and details on this contemporary, green design that incorporates solar, passive strategies, and on-site renewable energy.


Via Lauren Moss, Territori, association concert urbain
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by João Greno Brogueira from sustainable architecture
Scoop.it!

East Coast Passivhaus with a Green Roof

East Coast Passivhaus with a Green Roof | Top CAD Experts updates | Scoop.it

As of today, the first house designed and built to the Passivhaus standard in Arlington is now on the market.  

Arlington Passivhaus was built with Neopor EPS SIPs, Intus triple-pane windows, and an exterior of fiber cement, precast concrete, and synthetic stucco (EIFS). The home has an emphasis on airtightness and energy efficiency, with a 700-square-foot green roof, contemporary interior finishes, and landscape that reduces stormwater runoff.

The interior is outfitted with Energy Star appliances, WaterSense fixtures, LED and CFL lighting, an energy recovery ventilator, a heat-pump water heater, mini-split HVAC system, zero-VOC paints and adhesives, bamboo floors, and no-added formaldehyde cabinets...


Via Lauren Moss
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by João Greno Brogueira from sustainable architecture
Scoop.it!

Green Building Sparks Battle for the Built Environment

Green Building Sparks Battle for the Built Environment | Top CAD Experts updates | Scoop.it
The explosive growth in green buildings over the past decade is flattening the built environment.

 

An interesting take on the greening of the built environment...

 

Until recently, building automation, lighting controls, fire safety and other base building systems were designed and deployed to support a single building service and operated independently on proprietary network and cables. Green building’s emphasis on integrated design and whole-building performance has accelerated the convergence of these silos into a single platform, transforming a fragmented, vertical value chain into an integrated, horizontal value chain.

Simply put, the building management business is becoming flat and doing so fast. This convergence of information and communications technology and physical infrastructure in the built environment is providing building owners and occupants with actionable information about a building or space that allows them manage that building or space more effectively.


Via Lauren Moss
more...
No comment yet.