Submitted by: Neue Heimat Stadterneuerungsges.mbH. + Stadtgemeinde Schwanenstadt + Heinz Plöderl (PAUAT-Architekte
Implemented country: Austria
Title: Air and light for the brightest
Complete renovation of the middle school in Schwanenstadt (Upper Austria) involved meeting the passive house standard with prefabricated wall elements and comfort ventilation. This project demonstrates the renovation of a public building to the generally recognized and standardized energy standard of a passive house (German standard) and documents the feasibility of large-scale renovation to this standard with justifiable increased costs. Despite initially difficult energy and comfort conditions, the renovation to the passive house standard proved possible. This exemplary concept has great energy-savings potential and shows the way for other renovation projects.