Energy retrofits for an administrative building

106 303 (2015)

Conversion of the former post office building situated close to the Bolzano train station was completed in 2006 for use by the South Tyrol state administration. The refurbishment and raising of the building, which is about 20,000 cubic meters, were designed in accordance with “CasaClima” requirements, an Italian energy certification for sustainable and passive buildings. It should be noted that the building is considered the first certified administration building in passive house standards worldwide, with a power consumption of about a liter (10 kWh/m²) of gas per year. This concretely demonstrates the role that local administration can assume in exemplifying the potential for energy-saving.