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Eawag Forum Chriesbach, Switzerland - Research center in Switzerland
Eawag Forum Chriesbach, Switzerland - Research center in Switzerland

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Forum Chriesbach, the research center of Eawag the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eidgenössische Anstalt für Wasserversorgung, Abwasserreinigung und Gewässerschutz) proves that green buildings can be high-tech, cost effective, highly functional and beautiful. The building has won four Swiss awards for innovation, energy efficiency, daylighting and solar design.

The book explains the concept and details of this building which aims to set new standards for sustainable construction. The building has no furnace. It is heated by the sun, the earth, people, computers and lights. It requires as much heating energy as a standard family house, but it is forty times larger. It uses rainwater for flushing toilets. It has no mechanical air conditioning system but it stays comfortable all summer long. It can change the notion of what a green building is.

Forum Chriesbach is a high-tech research center with a computer-controlled glass façade that moves in response to sunlight. It's a comfortable interior that invites users to sit down and exchange information even in the corridors, which are spacious, daylighted, and furnished with tables and chairs.

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Product Information
1st edition
80 pages
32 Illustrations (colored)
14.8 cm x 21.0 cm
Paperback
Language: English

ISBN-13: 978-3-7266-0079-2

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Swiss Eawag Forum Chriesbach: high-tech green building explored
Swiss Eawag Forum Chriesbach: high-tech green building explored

Forum Chriesbach, the new research center of the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag) proves that green…

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