Accoya has helped a newbuild apartment block inspired by the Wilhelminian architecture of the 20th Century fulfil its passivhaus credentials.
The new build apartment complex, set in a fashionable street in the borough of Eimsbüttel in Hamburg, Germany, has a striking white façade and grand windows. The architects specified Accoya for the building’s 80 windows and 20 exterior doors, including balcony doors for some of the individual apartments.
Supplied by distributor Enno Roggemann of Lueneburg, a total of 21m3 of Accoya was used to help support the building’s Passive House credentials, meaning it is one of the most energy efficient and environmentally friendly buildings around.
Passive House is a voluntary standard in energy efficient construction and means that properties built to these standards have a low carbon footprint, therefore requiring little energy for heating or cooling.
Joerg Neben, product manager at Enno Roggemann said: “The residence is elegant and perfectly complements its surroundings. Quality was particularly important for this build given the grandeur of the existing buildings in its vicinity.
“Accoya was chosen as the quality of wood complemented the high standard of the rest of the development. The result is beautiful, superior standard wood used to create well-crafted windows and doors which are built to last.”
Recent carbon footprint research shows that Accoya windows are carbon negative over their full life cycle, helping to support the Passive House standards that the architect strived to achieve.
Reinhard Adling of joinery firm Adling & Lübben said: “Our client was looking for a quality wood product that would reflect the high standard of the building and would require minimal maintenance after installation. Accoya offered an ideal solution to their requirements. It is an exceptionally durable product, surpassing even teak in strength. Its easy maintenance and its strength works to make the development fit effortlessly into the aesthetic of the surrounding environment.”