Energy-Plus Primary School

Energy Efficient Design Features


Location Hohen Neuendorf, Germany
Geographical coordinates 52° N, 13° E
Occupancy Type School
Typology New Construction
Climate Type Temperate Seasonal Climate
Project Area 7,414 m2
Grid Connectivity  Off-Grid
EPI 23 kWh/m2/yr


Niederheide Primary School in Hohen Neuendorf near Berlin is the first school in Germany to be awarded the Gold Medal for Sustainable Construction by the German Federal Building Ministry. Germanys first new build energy-plus school building is based on an integrated design approach that provides excellent learning conditions regarding spatial quality, air quality, thermal and visual comfort. The main technical features are the highly insulated passive house standard followed in the project, a newly developed hybrid ventilation concept, use of renewable energy sources and the integration of innovative building components.

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