28 Mar '12, 11pm

Solhuset Climate-Friendly Nursery - net-positive energy child-care center - Greensource Magazine:

The building's roofline seesaws up and down on each side, establishing an interesting pattern while allowing the alternating facades to capture direct sun in the south and directional light from the north. "The connecting roof plates shape the building, creating a lively, playful envelope, with enormous variations in light during different times of the day." explains architect Michael Christensen. "From the low winter sun, to high summer sun, the interiors receive constant daylight." Combined with the intelligent siting are the high-performance glass and insulation on the envelope, which ensures that the building will use less energy than standard requirements set by the 2015 Danish building regulations. The solar energy strategies bump up energy efficiencies even further. "We used an advanced heating system which includes solar panels, heat pumps, and vertical pipes in th...

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