Presentation of passive building

During a today’s presentation, the Euro-Centrum Science and Technology Park presented a project of passive building which will be developed in the area of the Park. The project was showed in a presence of Park’s authorities, mayor Piotr Uszok, IBM managers and business representatives. According to Euro-Centrum authorities construction works will start in September 2010 and conclude in 2012. The building will deliver 6 500 sq. m. of space including an office and conference area, a testing laboratory and measuring equipments. The office space is designed for companies which conduct business solutions in the area of research and development.

The passive building will be the first facility of its kind in the Upper Silesia region. It will only use 12 percent of energy comparing to typical buildings of this size. This is possible thanks to, among others, solar collectors placed on the roof and in front of the facility. The building was designed by Sławomir Kostur in cooperation with Walter Brown who is known for a project of the biggest European passive building “Lu-teco” in Ludwigshafen, Germany.

A model of the passive building presented today: