Name and Address
Name of the demo site: NHT IN43
Address of the demo site: Reichenauerstraße 94 a,b,c,d / IN 43, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
City map highlighting the surface occupied by the demo site (source: http://city-map.innsbruck.gv.at)
NHT already finished the innovative overall building renovation, consisting of the thermal renovation of walls (incl. loggias), ceiling, roof and windows with triple-glazing. The central ventilation system is also equipped with supply risers which distribute the air to the apartments.
The fresh air is only provided to the hallway. The extended cascade-ventilation principle was monitored and measured in a fully equipped prototype-flat by UIBK. Results were positive for low CO2, VOC and humidity concentration.
Ownership: Neue Heimat Tirol (NHT)
Gross conditioned floor area (EPC): 5.484 m²
Treated floor area (PHPP): 3,893 m²
Number of dwellings: 60
Heating demand (EPC)
BEFORE RENOVATION: 63,82 kWh/m²*a
AFTER RENOVATION: 23,8 kWh/m²*a
Heating demand (PHPP)
BEFORE RENOVATION: 167 kWh/m²*a
AFTER RENOVATION: 25 kWh/m²*a
Overall savings after completion of ventilation & heating system: 84%
All objects are patched via 1 long complex of buildings. (source: google)
IN43 stock is a building block constructed in the second half of the 20th century with related challenges in regards to insulation, electric cables, low-performing windows, uninsulated roofs and cellars, etc.
Technical system: Decentralised heating system
Energy performance certificate: Category C
Thermal renovation of the walls, the ceiling, the roof and the windows with triple-glazing. The principle of “thermal bridge minimized design” was used to minimise the thermal bridges of the balconies.
The goal is to achieve a calculated energy consumption per m² of total used energy per conditioned floor area of about 28,8 kWh/m²*a (Space heating and DHW).
The refurbishment is financed via a mix of reserves as well as local/ regional/ national/ EU funding and includes an increase of the monthly rent.
Roof to wall insertion section (thermal bridge)
Ground to wall section (thermal bridge)
Wall to fenestration section (thermal bridge)
The distribution of air from the central ventilation system to the apartments is achieved via supply risers. The fresh air is only provided to the hallway. The extended cascade-ventilation principle was monitored and measured in a fully equipped prototype-flat prior by UIBK. Results were positive for low CO2, VOC and humidity concentration. 24 of the 60 apartments are already equipped with this ventilation system.
Electric renewable integration
Based on a roofing contract with IKB the PV system has been integrated into the building:
Nominal power of PV IN 43: 21 kWp; 140 m²
Mounting type: Roof mounted parallel
Elevation: 574 m a.s.l.
Azimuth angle: 243°
Financial model: full feed system with feed-in-tariff
Contracting authority: NEUE HEIMAT TIROL Gemeinnützige WohnungsGmbH
Project manager: Gerda Maria Embacher
Architect/Envelope Designer: Arch. DI Gerald Gaigg, Innsbruck
Technical system designer: Alpsolar Klimadesign OG, Innsbruck, Ing. Obwieser GmbH, Absam
Construction company: KPS Ötztalputz GmbH, Ötztal Bahnhof
Windows supplier: Akutherm Bauelemente GmbH, Innsbruck
Safety supervisor: Arch. DI Karin Kopecky, Rum
Carpenter: Huter & Söhne GmbH, Innsbruck
Energy consultant, scientific support: University of Innsbruck and Passive House Institute – Department Innsbruck
Total investment of € 2,6 Mio.
The challenges during the refurbishment of residential buildings are complex and multi-layered. Financial and social aspects and challenges need to be considered, because the tenant has to co-finance some parts of the renovation, which requires the implementation of persuasion and tenant engagement activities. Furthermore, legal challenges also have to be solved. The most intensive persuasion is to be done in the field of nearly zero energy house renovation and especially in cases where tenants are living in the flats during the time of ventilation system installations and other intrusive renovation activities.
Within SINFONIA, NHT has pushed the installation of controlled ventilation with heat recovery as extended cascade-ventilation principle in IN43. For the time being 40% of the building users have agreed to implement this measure. Further extension is expected according to the fluctuations of the building users and corresponding rental contracts with new tenants.
Renewable energy sources
Prognosis of the yearly yield: 21,806 kWh/a
End-Energy use (EPC): Calculated with 68,9 kWh/m²*a
Energy efficiency certificate (EPC)
EnerPHit pre-certificate for stepwise refurbishment (PHI)
EnerPHiT certification is foreseen shortly