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Sykes, Christophe and Lins, Christine (2009) The renewable energy house - listed building and technology showcase. zi Ziegelindustrie International - Brick and Tile Industry International , 62 (1/2). pp. 10-16. ISSN 0341-0552

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The Leopold quarter of Brussels has been transformed from a prestigious late 19th century housing suburb into the 21st century administrative centre of the Capital of Europe. Within this area, we find the Renewable Energy House (REH). This 2 800 m2 office building houses eleven European renewable energy associations in a refurbished 140-year-old listed building. Not only is it one of the few remaining examples of this type of architecture that has been preserved in the area but it has been renovated with the latest technologies in order to meet the highest energy efficiency standards. Experts believe that cost-effective technologies exist that could reduce the energy use in buildings by 22% in the European Union (EU). In order to produce an energy-efficient and healthy building, one must use materials and products that effectively contribute to the energy performance of the building and its technical building system. This was the case with the REH, which manages a staggering energy saving of 50% and runs on 100% renewable energy. It was rightfully rewarded with a 2006 National Energy Globe Award.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: heat recovery, rehabilitation costs, retrofitting, renewable energy, insulation, ventilation, Brussels
Subjects: ?? case ??
English > Management and Case Studies
Depositing User: Anna Samuelsson
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2012 08:20
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2017 11:56

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