Certificates / Test Reports
Declaration of performance (DOP)
A healthy home
Residential and commercial building in Kalkbreite, Zurich
How do you build a seven-storey construction with a jointless façade and outstanding environment credentials quickly, economically and in compliance with the Swiss Minergie P-ECO standard? The new Kalkbreite residential and office building in the heart of Zurich shows how it can be done. This forwardlooking building was constructed as a hybrid structure consisting of a concrete frame with prefabricated façade modules. The external insulation is ensured by PAVATEX DIFFUTHERM wood fibre insulation boards. Acting as render carrier boards, they permit not only a jointless façade construction but also an outstanding level of energy efficiency, respect for the environment and comfort for building occupants.
NBT insulates luxury Scottish countryside home
Natural Building Technologies’ (NBT’s) building systems have been used to deliver exceptionally high energy performance and comfort in the construction of a luxury, eight-bedroom holiday home in Perthshire, Scotland, named Alexander House.
NBT insulates 'Outstanding' SucCon
Natural Building Technologies’ (NBT’s) high performance woodfibre insulation systems have been used in the construction of SusCon, a sustainable construction training and research centre. Following a recent BREEAM Education 2008 design stage assessment, the building has been awarded an ‘Outstanding’ rating with a score of 88.85%. This is the highest BREEAM score ever achieved for a UK education building.
Energy-saving renovation of a wooden house in Völs (A)
The scout building in Völs near Innsbruck is a wooden building dating back approximately 30 years which was originally constructed as a site hut for workers' accommodation.The long overdue renovation of the building to meet modern energy standards was completed in the summer of 2010.
Office and residential building in Bützberg (CH)
The house in which MOTOREX Oil of Switzerland was founded is to be found in Bützberg in the canton of Berne: Built in 1816 and now protected by a preservation order, it a is magnificent, albeit dilapidated, half-timbered building in the style typical of the Berne region. Before the Scheidegger family could start living and working in the house, the new owners were faced with a number of problems during renovation.
Residential property near Hamburg (D)
The two-storey KfW40-standard building with residential and other floor space totalling 250 square metres looks rather unimpressive from the outside: A closed façade facing north, with its large glass frontage opening up the building to the south. The special feature of this property in the vicinity of Hamburg is the concept that has been implemented for better residential health.