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Residence for seniors – La Cabanasse

residence la CabanasseImplementation concept submitted by: Parc Naturel Régional des Pyrénées Catalanes

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

Category: renovation

Type of building
Kind of public use: renovation to create a residence for old people
Total effective area:
Number of levels above earth: 4
Source of energy for heating: wood boiler (tbc)
Type of heating system:
Type of water heating system:
Type of ventilation system: 

residence la Cabanasse2Owner and costs
Date of construction/renovation: 2014

Short description of the pilot project
Restoration of the old center of holidays residence for elderly people with ecological materials for the insulation, equipment inside. Renewable energies: wood boiler (same boiler as canteen)

Process and planning quality
Current phase: defnition 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, the construction will start in spring 2014.
Last step: monitoring of the building and its equipments.
Objectives in terms of energy efficiency that should be reached: low Consumption Building (BBC renovation= 64 kWh/m²/an) + variation according to the altitude

residence la Cabanasse 3Implementation of service package
All the modules of service package will be implemented:
1 step: Program définition (need, constraints, faisability studies, energie performance, environnemental quality),  support on  on sustainable public procurement;
step 2: support on the different conception project steps and during the construction;
step 3: imlementation of a monitoring system

Energy and Utilities

a)    Primary energy demand
wood boiler and hot solar water, mecanical ventilation double flow, low consumption lighting, presence detection

b)   Renewable energy
Wood boiler, hot solar water

Health and comfort
There is no need on thermal summertime comfort considering the geographical location (1500m altitude). Acoustic comfort is achieved through the realisation of efficient double glazing. The roof insulation and walls will be performing in acoustic et thermal level.

Building materials and constructions
The use of wood will be advised, like ecological  materials to preserve the health of users. The proximity of production of these materials wil be a factor of choice (local resource).

Special methods
Exterior Insulation

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