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As part of the realisation of a new residential building for the Diocese of Bolzano-Bressanone, entirely made of solid wood according to the Casaclima A Nature standard, in Bressanone, Energytech contributed with the design, entirely in BIM, and site management of all mechanical, electrical and special systems.
The project focuses on sustainability and territoriality: “The aim of this project is to give, as a local church, a sign of sustainability, social responsibility and the support of local cycles, which can go beyond Brixen/Bressanone and perhaps be an example for other building projects,” explains diocesan bishop Ivo Muser.
In this regard, the building will be constructed exclusively by local companies and craftsmen coordinated by the A-Net. network of artisans in order to support local economic cycles. The real special feature of the building, however, is that it is made of wood, a very sustainable building material: it is mainly material that was blown down by the wind caused by the Vaja storm in 2018.
Georg Felderer of Energytech explains at the opening:
“A sustainable building also includes a sustainable energy concept. For the thermal and hygienic comfort of the building, there are clay ceiling heating panels, which ensure cosy warmth and a balanced humidity level. A sufficient amount of fresh air is provided by hygienic ventilation systems that continuously exchange the air in the building and, thanks to heat recovery, always ensure good air with low energy consumption. Electrosmog is constantly avoided thanks to the special installation.
With the same comfort in the building, the energy supply is optimised through the use of renewable energy. Logically, district heating is used in Brixen/Bressanone, supplied mainly by renewable energy wood pellets and energy-efficient installations. On the roof of the building, a solar thermal system will cover a considerable part of the heat demand for hot water and, in transitional periods, also for heating. The electricity consumption in the common areas will be covered by a photovoltaic system.
In simple terms, BIM is a digital model of the building that contains all the properties of the individual components. This ranges from the definition of the building envelope to the individual components of the system. Depending on requirements, the information contained in the model ranges from material properties or technical data to costs, maintenance requirements and sustainability information. Ideally, the digital model accompanies the building from the early planning stages to the end of its life. During the planning phase, the planning team creates the integrated model. During the execution phase, the model is used for construction and construction supervision and is constantly updated and stored with the actually installed components. After completion of the building, the digital image of the completed building is handed over to the client, who can continue to use the model as documentation of the building and for maintenance and servicing.”
Execution project and construction management of the heating systems, cooling systems, ventilation systems, electrical and special systems.