Gaziantep passive house, Turkey, r-m-p Architects, passive house institute, sustainable building, Turkey green architecture, energy efficient building, educational center, energy efficient architecture, photovoltaic systems, solar-powered house

The 310-square-meter building was constructed in 2013 in collaboration between local architects EG Mimarlık Planlama ve Kentsel Tasarım and partners in Germany. German architecture company r-m-p acted as the passive house technical specialist, while Turkish company Izocam provided the insulation. The building accommodates the offices of the Human Resource Center of Gaziantep Municipality and includes a small auditorium, as well as other rooms used for educational purposes.

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Gaziantep passive house, Turkey, r-m-p Architects, passive house institute, sustainable building, Turkey green architecture, energy efficient building, educational center, energy efficient architecture, photovoltaic systems, solar-powered house

The original building was designed and renovated according to EnerPHit criteria of German Passive House Institute. It is a Multi Comfort Building that has excellent acoustic, visual and thermal performance and aims an energy saving of over 90 percent. Depending on the time of year, the air supply derived from the ventilation system is preheated or pre-cooled with the aid of a ground heat exchanger. The energy demand of the building is largely covered by a photovoltaic system in the garden.

+ Passive House Institute

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+ EG Mimarlık Planlama ve Kentsel Tasarım

+ Izocam