e4 - Not just for homes

Our most vulnerable include the  elderly and children, needless to say it's vital for these groups to be in warm and dry environments , especially children at day care! We do after all spend most of our lives inside!

A day care centre in Heidenau, Germany took on the e4 challenge and produced a safe, warm and dry environment for the children of the area.

This building has a thick skin built of clay blocks with integrated insulation, it also meets passive building standards! 

E for Economy

Enormous savings are achieved through thoughtful planning, the right choice of building materials, and highly effective ventilation technology. The insulated clay blocks used in this centre provide a healthy, air tight and simultaneously breathable building envelope. 

Photo: German Poroton

Photo: German Poroton

Photo: Reiter & Rentzsch Architects

Photo: Reiter & Rentzsch Architects

Photo: Reiter & Rentzsch Architects

Photo: Reiter & Rentzsch Architects

Details include:

  • Thermal solar system
  • District heating connection
  • Controlled ventilation with heat recovery
  • Wall heating