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Name projectTourist Information Centre
Year2000-05 (Start operation date)
PV applicationFaçade - integrated in fixed sunscreens,
Inclined roof - transparent roof
PV power total9 kWp
LocationHameln, Niedersachsen
Latitude/Longitude52°6'11"N 9°21'36"E
SummaryThe building is the mutual home of different municipal institutions working in the field of tourism. The 3-story building provides office spaces in the upper floors. The information counter, the souvenir shop and a small amphitheater on the ground floor serve as the central contact point for tourists of the local area „Weserbergland”. The building design focused in particular on an innovative energy concept, meeting the “Passive House” energy standard. Among the features employed within the building are also a fixed PV-shading of the south facing façade and overhead PV-Shading system of the glazed atrium roof. All in all the building serves as a regional showcase for sustainable building design and strengthens Hamelin’s efforts to be the „Solar City“of northern Germany. The building received several solar awards, such as: "Innovative Solarprojekte in Niedersachsen" 1999 "Niedersächsischer Solar-Preis" 2002 "Energy Globe, Österreich" 2002
Keywords(bipv) building integrated pv

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