Find out how NEOPOR construction solutions make projects better.
CASE STUDY 1-liter home
LUWOGE also chooses low-energy construction for new buildings, with the “1-liter home”. Forty-six 1-liter terraced houses have been built by LUWOGE in the Brunckviertel of Ludwigshafen. Thanks to the BASF products used, these homes have an average annual heating energy requirement of only one liter of heating oil per square meter of floor space. Whereas the Energy Saving Ordinance prescribes consumption of seven liters of heating oil per year per square meter of floor space in new buildings, the new terraced houses in the Brunckdistrict consume only one liter.
CASE STUDY Social housing with a passive energy standard
With its Béthune 49 project, the housing company named HABITAT 62/59 PICARDIE has launched one of the first social housing projects under the "passive house" label in all of France and the very first in the Nord Pas-de-Calais region. In order to attain this level of energy efficiency, the two buildings with a total of 49 residential units have been designed by BCDE Architecture with inspiration from the “la Clairière” project.
CASE STUDY Prefabricated houses using Neopor® insulation
Recently ten new houses were completed in Hayes, Middlesex, a London suburb, within a matter of weeks using a new type of insulated steel-frame system from Fusion Building Solutions of Cork, Ireland. The building project in Kingshill Avenue was the first of its kind in the UK's social housing sector. The houses are not only cheap to build owing to the fast construction, they are also extremely energy efficient thanks to the excellent thermal insulation. The key to such performance was the insulation material employed: Neopor®, the new expanded polystyrene (EPS) from BASF.
CASE STUDY Modernization to a low-energy building
The “Anne Frank” daycare center underwent comprehensive energy-efficiency modernization in 2009 as part of the model project “Modernization to Low-Energy Non-Residential/School Buildings” (Niedrigenenergiehaus im Bestand für Nicht-Wohngebäude/Schulen) by the German energy agency (dena, Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH), for which BASF was a project partner.
CASE STUDY Interior insulation when modernizing old buildings
An old building, more than 100 years old, has been turned into an innovative low-energy home. One of the most modern low-energy homes in Ludwigshafen has been created at the BASF “Alte Kolonie” company housing scheme. The use of innovative technology means that the building now uses 85 per cent less primary energy.