Bruck Passive House Hotel
Designed by Peter Ruge Architekten of Germany, the Bruck Passive House is a 46-room boutique hotel built with the principles of passive house design. The building uses an advanced, well-insulated external structure for excellent thermal performance, keeping indoor air temperate and fresh for guests in both summer and winter. The height of the building was controlled in order to create a natural integration with the surrounding environment.
In addition to EDGE certification, Bruck has received China’s Three Star rating and has been certified by the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB). The project was co-built by the Passive House Institute of Germany, Deutsche Energie-Agentur and the Landsea Group, a member of the China Green Construction Committee that pursues projects oriented towards health, comfort, energy savings and environmental protection. Landsea has plans to develop more projects in the future that will achieve EDGE certification.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
External shading devices, insulation of roof and external walls, higher thermal performance glass, energy-efficient air conditioning with air-cooled screw chiller, sensible heat recovery from exhaust air, energy-saving lighting system and solar hot water collectors.
Low-flow showerheads, low-flow faucets, and dual-flush water closets in all guest rooms; rainwater harvesting system; and grey water treatment and recycling system.
Solid dense concrete blocks for internal and external walls; laminated wooden flooring; and timber window frames.
*Part of the energy efficiency percentage may be associated with virtual energy for comfort depending on the presence of heating and cooling systems. Note that virtual energy does not contribute savings to utility bills.