Gallery: Brand New Aarhus Office Building Covered In A Wall Of Solar Pa...

 
This morning we received an awesome email from C. F. Møller showcasing their latest project - an office building for the Municipality of Aarhus, Denmark and it's covered in solar panels! We are thrilled to see building integrated solar panels at work on a real building. Not only is the office a striking example of energy architecture, but it's also designed to German Passive House standards, meaning it needs practically no energy for heating or cooling.

The new office building houses the Technical Administration of the Municipality of Aarhus, and from the start the goal for the building’s design was to create an example of progressive office building construction. The city and C. F. Møller also wanted the energy consumption to be at a ‘passive house’ standard and supply the employees with good indoor quality air. The building has a total heat consumption of a maximum of 15 kWh/m2/year, and an overall energy consumption of at most 50 kWh/m2/year.

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  1. citizen7 February 14, 2011 at 8:14 am

    I do like the Aarhus Office. The next step is to consider a moveable “solar facade” that doubles as adjustable external shading for the building.
    It’s interesting that they lowered the internal shades during winter. Perhaps the low winter sun is a little too intense to be useful for lighting purposes?

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