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For the construction of a new nursery school the town of Sluderno (BZ), in northern Italy, launched a national architecture competition with the goal to obtain a zero impact sustainable building. The project was developed with the support of BIM energy analysis and simulations to define the geometry and optimize the performance of the building. This methodology resulted in a NetZero Building and the project was published by Autodesk as a “case study” for sustainable design.

Analysis and simulations

The climate study of the site allowed us to identify the best possible orientation and the main passive strategies to be implemented to reduce energy consumption. The use of specific tools for solar radiation and shading allowed to define the shape and height of buildings and to maximize direct solar gain and natural lighting of interior spaces. With the use of the “wind tunnel” the building was modeled in order to protect the facades and the courtyard from the fast and cold winter winds from the northwest.

Design

Energy analysis aided design resulted in a Carbon Neutral Building that is a building with negative emission of CO2 and allowed to meet the demands of client.

Client:

City of Sluderno

Services:

Analysis and simulations, Modeling.

Technology:

Vasari, Ecotect Analysis, Revit Architecture, Revit MEP

Location:

Sluderno, Italy

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