ECO Passive building of the Euro-Centrum will soon be opened

At the end of February, the new building of the Euro-Centrum Science and Technology Park in Katowice will be opened.

The passive building in the Euro-Centrum Science and Technology Park is nearing completion. The Park is meant to be the seat of high-tech companies, research laboratory as well as modern data storage centre.

 

The building is intended to be an “energy perpetual motion machine” which - thanks to innovative technologies - will be up to 8 times more energy-efficient than traditional buildings. It shall use up to 15 kWh/sq.m per year. The building uses, for instance, heating and cooling slabs powered by heat/cold from heat pumps, as well as solar thermal collector to heat the hot water storage tanks. Thanks to these solutions, the building is zero-footprint. What is more, there is also photovoltaic installation, which generates 96 500 kWh of electricity per year, which allowed to reduce the need for traditionally produced energy. The energy needs were also reduced by the ventilation system, which recovers heat from the air removed from the building.

 

The building will offer over 7500 sq.m of space, where technological companies, which run innovative businesses, including research and development in the fields of energy efficiency, will be located.

 

The investment was established within the frames of the project “Creating the Euro-Centrum Science and Technology Park - development and application of new technologies in the energy efficiency field and renewable energy sources,” which was co-financed by the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund within the frames of the Innovative Economy Operational Programme. In 2013, the building won the GreenBuilding award, given by the European Commission.


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