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School and intergenerational center, La Cabanasse

Implementation concept submitted by: Parc Naturel Régional des Pyrénées Catalanes

Place: La Cabanasse, Pyréenées-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillion, France

School_La Cabanasse_Category (new/renovation): renovation

Type of building
Kind of public use: primary school and intergenerational place
Total effective area: 720 m²
Number of levels above earth: 2
Type of heating system: wood and solar heating
Type of water heating system: wood boiler and solar system for water heating
Type of ventilation system: mechanical ventilation with heat recovery

Owner and Costs
Name of owner: “Communauté de communes du Capcir Haut Conflent” (group of 17 muncipalities)
Date of construction/renovation: 2014
Total cost: 900.000 €
Financing resources: Loans and from rent

Short description of the pilot project
Renovation of the existing school space of a former holiday center with ecological materials as insulation/equipment inside.

Process and planning quality
Current phase: definition of the program with the owner to define his order for the project management team. The design of the renovation by the project management team will start in spring 2014; construction will start in spring or summer 2014. Last step: monitoring of the building and its equipment,
Objectives in terms of energy efficiency should be reached: low consumption building (BBC renovation=64 kWh / m² / year) + variation according to the altitude

Implementation of service package
All the modules of service package will be implemented.
1st step: Program definition (need, constraints, feasibility studies, energy performance, environmental quality), support on sustainable public procurement
2ndstep: support on the different conception project steps and during the construction
3rd step: implementation of a monitoring system

Energy and UtilitiesSchool_La Cabanasse_3

a)    Specific lighting demand
low consumption lighting, presence detection

 c)    Renewable energy
Wood boiler

Health and Comfort
There is no need on thermal summertime comfort considering the geographical location (1.500 m altitude). Acoustic comfort is achieved through the realisation of efficient double glazing. The roof insulation and walls will be performing on an acoustic and thermal level.

 Building materials and constructions School_La Cabanasse_2

 a)     Avoidance of PVC
The use of wood will be advised, like other ecological materials to preserve the health of users.

b)     Ecological optimization of building materials
The proximity of production of these materials will be a factor of choice (local resources).

The project is located near a site classified as historical monuments, the Vauban Citadel of Mont-Louis, heritage by Unesco.

Contact project owner
“Communauté de communes du Capcir Haut Conflent
Maison du Capcir – TM6 – 66210 LA LLAGONNE