Passive house elementary art school: Smaller cities are more flexible in decision making!
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October 22, 2015

Passive house elementary art school: Smaller cities are more flexible in decision making!

Smaller cities are more flexible than larger ones in decision making when it comes to building a good and energy efficient school for children. Example is an elementary art school in Holice in the Czech Republic where the leaders of the city understood that a passive house building will have much lower running costs compared to a standard building.

Elementary art school (ZUŠ Karla Malicha) in Holice in the Czech Republic is build as a passive house and offers 10 classrooms, concert hall, dance room, two classrooms for art students and large auditorium. The building has total floor are of 1,892 m2 and the cost for building was 50 mil Kc (about 1,847,000 EUR).

The building´s walls have 300 mm of mineral wool insulation, roof with 400 mm and EPS insulation in ground with thickness of 300 mm. The source for building´s heating and hot water are three heat pumps (air-water).  The building has a hydronic heating system with low temperature 40/50 Celsius and air heating by air diffusers supplied mechanical heat recovery unit.

More information about the building can be found here (link here). The information is in Czech language.