Posted by Dom Cioffi on September 24, 2019

Case Study: Green Solution House VMS Case Study

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At the Green Solution House, every component in the building contributes to circular sustainability. The design of the entire building complex is based on the criteria of the Active House​ vision, inspired by the cradle-to-cradle life cycle concept, and certified to the high standards of the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB). This is truly a one-of-a-kind design that will leave you in awe. 

Daylight plays an important role in the ambitious sustainability strategy of the hotel and conference center. In order to maximize daylight, 196 VELUX Modular Skylights (VMS) were installed in a Ridgelight configuration. These innovative skylights were installed in the large, inner courtyard and atrium. Here's a brief rundown of the green building design: 

  • 196 VMS Ridgelight 25-40° modules provide large amounts of natural daylight to the interior courtyard.
  • One third of the modular skylights are fitted with integrated photovoltaics to boost the building’s green profile and harness energy from the sun's rays.
  • The building is designed for disassembly and constructed with recyclable materials.

The Green Solution House won the Active House Label Award in 2016 and serves as an innovative example in sustainable building and living.

 

atrium with photovoltaic skylights

 

green solution house clear views of sky and photovoltaic panels

 

green solution house conference space with skylights

 

Take a look at the video that discusses the Green Solution House and the design inspiration behind the sustainable building plans. Want to know more about VELUX Commercial's sustainability? Take a look at some sustainable commercial applications or check out the VELUX annual sustainability report for more information.