Build­ing tours | Ses­sion 1

Build­ing tours | Ses­sion 1

Thursday, 1 Oc­to­ber 2020, 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm

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Carl Halbach | Passive House Institute
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Ret­ro­fit trans­ition of the land­marked hip­po­pot­amus house in the Nur­em­berg Tier­garten to­wards a zero-en­ergy build­ing

The former hip­po­pot­amus house at the Nur­em­berg zoo was re­de­ve­loped as a “desert house” that meets the Pass­ive House Stand­ard. The build­ing en­vel­ope re­lies on con­tinu­ous in­teri­or in­su­la­tion (floor, walls, ceil­ing) to elim­in­ate thermal bridges. Since the ret­ro­fit, the build­ing no longer con­sumes heat­ing en­ergy. CO2 sav­ings of around 99% have been achieved.


Nürn­berg, Ger­many

Mario Bodem |ING+ARCH

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An eco­lo­gic­al liv­ing quarter in Mu­nich's Prinz Eu­gen Park

Build­ing lot WA 14 East serves as an ex­ample to in­tro­duce Europe’s largest de­vel­op­ment us­ing tim­ber con­struc­tion in Mu­nich. The fo­cus was on us­ing re­new­able raw ma­ter­i­als, con­sid­er­ing so­cial and eco­lo­gic­al as­pects, and achiev­ing high stand­ar­ds for en­ergy ef­fi­ciency and in some cases the Pass­ive House Stand­ard while main­tain­ing sus­tain­able ar­chi­tec­tur­al qual­ity. 

Mu­nich, Ger­many

Rena Val­len­tin und Gernot Val­len­tin | Ar­chitek­tur­Werkstatt Val­len­tin GmbH

Jo­hannes Felkner |IBP In­genieure

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St Sid­wells Point Leis­ure Centre

Ex­eter City Coun­cil are cur­rently build­ing a state of the art leis­ure centre. St Sid­wells Point will be the first UK leis­ure fa­cil­ity built to the Passivhaus stand­ard. Situ­ated in Ex­eter city centre the build­ing in­cor­por­ates a range of fa­cil­it­ies, in­clud­ing: Main swim­ming pool, learners pool and con­fid­en­ce wa­ter pool, café, fit­ness fa­cil­it­ies, health suite and spa as well as a chil­dren's soft play area. Con­struc­tion work star­ted on site in Janu­ary 2019 and will take two years to con­struct.

Ex­eter, United King­dom

Joe O'Con­nell | Kier Con­struc­tions

Jason Fitz­sim­mons and Giles Boon | Gale & Snowden Ar­chi­tects


Gazi­antep Eco­lo­gic­al Build­ing

En­vis­aged in com­pli­ance with the PassivHaus and LEED Plat­ini­um cri­ter­ia and re­garded as the first in Tur­key with a PassivHaus certi¬cate, the Gazi­antep Eco­lo­gic­al Build­ing rep­res­ents an ex­em­plary struc­ture which gen­er­ates a min­im­um amount of car­bon emis­sions and util­izes sus­tain­able en­ergy sys­tems. 
The form­a­tion of waste and loss of re­sources has been pre­ven­ted in the con­struc­tion of the Eco­lo­gic­al Build­ing, which is sized ac­cord­ing to needs. Its com­pact ar­chi­tec­tur­al design also cuts down on ex­cess en­ergy con­sump­tion. In re­gards to the build­ing’s re­quire­ments, vari­ous sys­tems have been ap­plied that sup­port re­duced car­bon emis­sions and re­quire a min­im­um level of en­ergy con­sump­tion.

Gazi­antep, Tur­key

Gülüm­ser Özpin­ar | 3T Mühendis­lik Taah­hüt Sanayi ve Ticaret Ltd. Sti






Zetland Pass­ive House

The Zetland Passive House is the UK's greenest retrofit and the first home to attain EnerPHit Plus certification in Europe. This project has achieved a 95% reduction in space heating demand with no central heating system. The aim was to go beyond Passivhaus targets by building the homes in the most ecological way possible - without petrochemicals, using only breathable, natural materials - delivering the healthiest, and most sustainable living space. For more info, visit and


Manchester, United King­dom Ben Riddle | Eco­spher­ic

Three-storey single-fam­ily dwell­ing

This house is a de­tached three-storey single-fam­ily dwell­ing on site ad­join­ing own­er's pre­vi­ous home. The ar­chi­tect of this pro­ject was Phil Bixby from Con­struct­ive In­di­vidu­als. For more info, vis­it ht­tps://con­struct­i­vein­di­vidu­ 

York, United King­dom Phil Bixby | Con­struct­ive In­di­vidu­als

First multi-fam­ily build­ing PH cer­ti­fied in Italy

A cost-ef­fect­ive pro­ject in a warm cli­mate, the first multi-fam­ily build­ing PH cer­ti­fied in Italy with massive struc­ture is in Putig­nano, south­ern Italy.The ar­chi­tect of this pro­ject was Piero Russo from Piero Russo In­gegn­er­ia Ar­chitettura.  

Putig­nano, Italy Pierro Russo | Piero Russo In­gegn­er­ia Ar­chitettura

1020 Leg­acy Way

It is a modest building aimed at influencing the future of Canada’s development and construction industry to reach its 2030 climate goals. With the climate crisis as a politically sensitive topic and affordable housing declining in Canada today, this project aims at significantly reducing carbon emissions while delivering fast, quality, of-site pre-fabrication for a non-profit organization.

Whist­ler, Canada Melvin Lau | In­tegra Ar­chi­tec­ture
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