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Passive House 'Bruck', Changxing, China

Friday 08 Mar 2013

Vibrant screening for Passive House 'Bruck'

Images: Peter Ruge Architekten 
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19/03/13 roye_long, Guangzhou
like the colorful sun shading and box shape decoration
12/03/13 P, Shanghai
Is this really a passive house? How about cooling loads? With improved insulation we can reduce heating load. Thats very good, but you still have to have active cooling it in the summer. Passive cooling does not work with this hot and humid climate. So the building have to generate enough energy from passive sources. I cant see neither solar panels or AC units in the enclosed information.
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Construction begins on model Passive House complex in Changxing, China 

Construction is underway on a Passive House scheme in Changxing, southern China. Peter Ruge Architekten undertook this design challenge to demonstrate that highly sustainable Passive House techniques can be applied to damp, warm climates such as those in southern China to great effect. Once completed, the project is estimated to achieve a 95% energy saving compared to a conventional Chinese residential building.

The architect is working with real estate developers Landsea on a series of model apartments so that potential residents can trial the units before purchasing a Passive House of their own. Known as Bruck, the project includes a cluster of residential units, including 36 one-room staff flats, 6 two-room executive suites and 4 three-bedroom model apartments.

A release from the architects reads: “Peter Ruge Architekten, together with their client Landsea, and in cooperation with engineers from the German Passivhausinstitut Dr. Feist, have achieved an important architectural milestone through the design of Passive House Bruck, and the successful introduction of sustainable and future-oriented passive house standards to the Chinese residential housing market."

Fixed sun shading, triple glazed windows and highly insulated facades are just some of the sustainable design techniques implemented in the project to achieve the highest possible eco-standards. Passive House sets high standards for sustainability in architectural design through the reduction of the heating energy consumption of buildings. To meet the required standards a building must be well-insulated and virtually air-tight, gaining the majority of its heat from passive solar gain.

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