Office Building in Fürth
They wanted a completely efficient building, fully equipped with the latest state-of-the-art energy technology, and used all the resources available to achieve it.
The iba AG Company is located in Fürth, a Bavarian city only 10 Km away from Nuremberg. With over 100,000 inhabitants, this ancient city – founded by Charlemagne in the 10th Century – has become an important business centre.
As a company specialised in measurement and automation systems, at the forefront of technology and innovation, iba AG wished to provide their new headquarters with the latest technical advances, such as solar energy systems for water heating and cooling.
Furthermore, modern equipments are complemented with passive systems endorsed by the Passivhaus standard, widely respected in Germany. This environmental standard aims to construct buildings with strong insulation, rigorous air leakage control and maximum interior air quality, as well as taking advantage of solar energy to improve air conditioning. Its goal is to produce buildings that reduce energy consumption by 70%, compared to normal ones.
Guided by these principles, the building envelope was constructed as a wooden structural system. HVAC ducts were insulated with URSA AIR Zero A2, chosen by its high fireresistance ratings, exceptional thermal insulating qualities, handling flexibility and easy installation.
Location: Fürth (Germany)
Iba AG wished to provide its new headquarters with the latest technical advances, while complementing modern equipments with passive systems endorsed by the Passivhaus standard.