Passive House Hradec Králové / Echorost Architekti

first_img Photographs 2011 CopySave this picture!Courtesy of Echorost ArchitektiText description provided by the architects. The house was designed for the old couple, whose main demands were low maintenance/operation costs and distribution of main rooms to the ground floor. Save this picture!Courtesy of Echorost ArchitektiIt was the specific shape of the plot which set a boundary of the house and together with structural constraints also defined a resulting geometry of the house. The geometry was based on a consistent extrusion of the house boundary. The proposal took into account also an option that clients could buy up the neighbouring plots. This came true during the construction of the house. The design of the house was optimized for the lowest energy demand while keeping other design demands (e.g. possibility to use the first floor as a second flat). Therefore the house met the passive house criteria and among else qualified for the appropriate government subsidy. Save this picture!Courtesy of Echorost ArchitektiThe main living areas are oriented towards the sun. The proposed system of exterior blinds helps to eliminate a summer overheating of the house while meeting the desired daylight levels. Due to the fact that certain aspects of the assignment were unclear (budget, sizes of rooms) and because of the necessity to optimize the energy demand of the house it was decided to use three-dimensional parametric model. This associative model reacted in real time on input parameters (e.g. boundary of the house, floor height, wall thickness etc.) and modified the geometry accordingly. Furthermore it was possible to simulate the behaviour of the house at any time and therefore optimize the house for the lowest energy demand, duration of the insolation or quality of the daylight. This strategy required enhanced time investment in the beginning but this investment was more than paid off in next phases of the project due to the constant change of the design. Czech Republic Year:  ArchDaily Photographs:  Courtesy of Echorost Architekti+ 20 Share “COPY” Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeEchorost ArchitektiOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHradec KrálovéHousesCzech RepublicPublished on July 10, 2013Cite: “Passive House Hradec Králové / Echorost Architekti” 10 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorGlassMitrexSolar PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemSealantsAGROB BUCHTALHow To Benefit From Ceramic Tiles With Hytect SurfaceSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassFacade SystemsTrimoTrimoterm FTV in the BASE – Backing wallSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingDoorsVEKAFront Doors – SOFTLINECurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalResidential ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsVentilated Facades on Building in PamplonaDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewAccessories / TV MountsYellow Goat DesignScreens – BlossomMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Hradec Kralove低能耗房/ Echorost Architekti建筑事务所是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Passive House Hradec Králové / Echorost ArchitektiSave this projectSavePassive House Hradec Králové / Echorost ArchitektiSave this picture!Courtesy of Echorost ArchitektiHouses•Hradec Králové, Czech Republic Houses “COPY” Year:  2011 Area:  110 m² Area:  110 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!Courtesy of Echorost ArchitektiClose cooperation of the investor, architect and the contractor during the design phases proved to be very beneficial. Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessThe City of Chicago Gets 3D PrintedArchitecture NewsRoyal Adelaide Hospital Open Ideas CompetitionEvent Share Architects: Echorost Architekti Area Area of this architecture project Passive House Hradec Králové / Echorost Architekti ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardlast_img read more

Hogan is diluting the bottom-up approach of Leader – Cope

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter By News Highland – March 12, 2014 Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ WhatsApp Previous articleCouncillor says Justice Minister is wrong to advocate community serviceNext articleLetterkenny General Hospital’s Emergency Department reopens today News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry center_img Facebook News Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Hogan is diluting the bottom-up approach of Leader – Cope North West MEP Pat The Cope Gallagher has told the European Parliament that proposed changes to the Leader programme here are unnecessary, and will hamper rather than stimulate local development.Minister Phil Hogan is seeking to align the Leader companies more closely with county councils as part of a streamlining of local development structures.However, Pat The Cope Gallagher says this will dilute the bottom up philosophy on which Leader has been built…………[podcast][/podcast] Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+last_img read more

Donegal man pleads guilty to terrorist offences in Northern Ireland

first_imgA Donegal man is one of two men who have pleaded guilty to a number of terrorist offences.28 year-old Gerard James McManus from Letterkenny pleaded guilty at Belfast Crown Court to having a firearm with intent to endanger life on 21 November 2009 in Garrison, Co Fermanagh.He, along 35-year-old Kevin Barry Nolan, were due to go on trial for the attempted murder of a student policeman over four years ago.McManus, from Fernhill, Letterkenny, and Nolan, of Blacklion today admitted to possessing articles likely to be used in the preparation or instigation in acts of terrorism.The court heard these included a car, a balaclava and gloves.The charge of attempting to murder the PSNI officer was left on the books and not proceeded without leave of the Crown Court or the Court of Appeal.McManus had pleaded guilty last November to using a gun to resist his arrest by police during an undercover security force operation.Judge Corinne Philpott remanded the pair into custody and will sentence them on Thursday. By News Highland – January 27, 2014 Pinterest Facebook Previous articleStaff member hospitalised after pepper spray attack during Strabane robberyNext articleISPCA investigates after dog is found in Falcarragh with bull wire around its neck News Highland News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+center_img Donegal man pleads guilty to terrorist offences in Northern Ireland Facebook Pinterest Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsApp WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+last_img read more

This years LYIT Student Achievement Awards were virtual

first_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further By admin – May 22, 2020 Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan News This years LYIT Student Achievement Awards were virtual Facebook WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Twittercenter_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Previous articleDonegal Inspector says motorists continue to take more chancesNext articleDCSDC continuing to review cross border usage of recycling centres admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter LYIT Malaysian SocietyThe Letterkenny Institute of Technology annual Student Achievement Awards took place in a very different setting this year. In what is normally an evening of style, glitz and glamour in a packed out Radisson Blu Hotel Letterkenny; this year, it was an evening of virtual celebrations, as the awards were streamed online as an alternative method of recognising and celebrating the achievements of the 2020 clubs and societies at LYIT.Watch the awards here.Among the award winners revealed were; Most Outstanding Club Member, Leadership Award, Best Society and the Civic, Charity & Community Engagement Award as well as the winners for Best Society Photograph and Best Society Promotional Video – all of which had a high volume of entries. In addition to the societies awards, there were also three highly sought after sports awards up for grabs. The competition for all award categories this year was extremely strong and this posed some tough decision making for the selection committee in choosing the winners.Ballybofey man Jason Quigley, who holds a number of impressive boxing titles including World Champion Silver Medallist, European Youth and European Senior Champion at Amateur Level, as well as North American Middleweight Champion at Professional Level, was the guest speaker during the event. In an interview with Oisin Kelly who compered the event, Jason shared his advice on keeping a positive mindset and highlighted the importance of having the drive and plans in place to achieve your long term goals.A total of eleven Clubs & Societies Scholarships were also announced. The winners were selected from a large pool of applicants and a diverse range of clubs and societies. Each of the winners received monetary awards in recognition of their achievements. Paul Hannigan, LYIT President, in his address, congratulated the winning students and complimented all clubs and societies on the significant contribution they have made to campus life. Paul welcomed the expansion in the levels of activity within the Clubs & Societies Programme over the past number of years and commended the students for engaging their talents and enthusiasm in these activities. Paul also praised the high levels of achievements of the sporting clubs and individuals within the college over the past 12 months and concluded by highlighting the further significance of these achievements when it comes to future employment and skills development.The award winners on the night were as follows:Clubs & Societies Awards Winners1. Leadership Award 2020 – Florian Moss, Badminton Society.2. Award for Civic, Charity & Community Engagement 2020 – Dance Society.3. Most Outstanding Club Member 2020 – Edward Ng, Malaysian Students Society.4. Best Society 2020 – Malaysian Students Society.5. Best Society Photograph 2020 – Ultimate Frisbee Society.6. Best Society Promotional Video 2020 – International Society.Scholarship Winners1. Scholarship 1 – Lynn Chaim, Malaysian Students Society2. Scholarship 2 – Ooi Wen Feng, Malaysian Students Society3. Scholarship 3 – David Friel, Dance Society4. Scholarship 4 – Sean Imasuen, Afro-Caribbean Society5. Scholarship 5 – Jo Ezer Lau, Ultimate Frisbee Society6. Scholarship 6 – Edward Ng, Malaysian Students Society7. Scholarship 7 – Royce Rui Tze Tan, Malaysian Students Society8. Scholarship 8 – Ken Te Tang, Ultimate Frisbee Society9. Scholarship 9 – Gene Tuliao, International Society10. Scholarship 10 – Chin Sy Yao, Ultimate Frisbee Society11. Scholarship 11– Xiao Zexiao, Chinese Students SocietySports Awards Winners1. Nicole Gordon (GAA & Soccer Ladies), Special Recognition in Sport Award2. Darragh Black (GAA Men), Individual Sports Star Award3. GAA Men’s Team, Team of the YearThe winner of the Most Outstanding Club Member; Edward Ng and the winner of the Best Society Promotional Video; the International Society, will represent Letterkenny Institute of Technology at the National BICS (Board of Irish Colleges) Awards which are scheduled to take place towards the end of the year in Athlone. Google+ Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Community Enhancement Programme open for applications last_img read more

Proposal to Ban Tobacco Products at Schools Advances Kentucky House

first_imgMARCH 13TH, 2019 TYRONE MORRIS KENTUCKYThe Kentucky House of Representatives approves a bill that would force some school districts to address tobacco use on campus. On Tuesday, lawmakers approved House Bill 11, banning the use of tobacco products on school grounds. School districts will be given up to three years to opt out of that law. Currently, 99 of Kentucky’s school districts don’t ban tobacco products on campus.The bill now heads to the state Senate for a vote. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Evansville Rescue Mission To Place Donation Truck In Newburgh

first_imgBeginning on Monday (March 13), Evansville Rescue Mission will be parking a box truck to serve as a donation site in front of Newburgh’s Living Word Christian Church (which is located in the former Buehler’s Buy Low building off of State Route 261 right off of the Lloyd Expressway in Newburgh, Indiana).  ERM will be accepting a variety of in-kind donations the following days and hours each and every week:Monday: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.There will be no hours for donation drop-offs on Tuesdays or on Sundays.Evansville Rescue Mission will gladly accept the following in-kind donations: all varieties of clothing (men’s, women’s, and children), furniture and appliances that are in good, working condition, electronics, and household items, as well as non-perishable food (such as canned goods).Joshua Nichols, ERM’s Senior Vice-President of Operations, will be available for interviews beginning at 1 p.m. today (Monday, March 13).Founded in 1917, the Evansville Rescue Mission operates six ministry divisions throughout Vanderburgh County: the Residence Center which shelters homeless men (more than 50,000 nights of lodging provided in 2016), the Youth Care Center-a detention center for troubled youth, Camp Reveal-the Mission’s campground/retreat center located in northern Vanderburgh County, two Evansville Rescue Mission Thrift Stores located in Evansville, as well as ERM’s Donation Center, located a block away from ERM’s downtown main campus in Evansville.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Indiana announces first coronavirus death in the state

first_imgCoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Previous articleMichigan expects gas prices to get even lowerNext articleIndiana DWD creates coronavirus unemployment resource website Tommie Lee Twitter WhatsApp A mural describes the fear of the novel coronavirus in the district Prenzlauer Berg in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, March 14, 2020. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.(AP Photo/Markus Schreiber) Governor Eric Holcomb held a press conference Monday afternoon, announcing the first death from COVID-19 in the state.The patient was said to have been a 60 year-old high-risk patient in Marion County with underlying health issues. No additional details have been released. The patient’s spouse is also infected, and due to isolation they were only able to communicate with each other through an iPad at the time of death.Marion County is said to be experiencing “community spread” of the virus, meaning new infected cases cannot be traced to an established diagnosed patient.More test kits are expected to arrive in Indiana soon, according to health officials.Governor Holcomb said “You may think we are overreacting. We are not. We are at war with coronavirus.” He added a belief that a surge in patients in coming. WhatsApp Facebook Indiana announces first coronavirus death in the state Google+ Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google+ Pinterest By Tommie Lee – March 16, 2020 0 840 last_img read more

Indiana Republican State Convention to be televised locally

first_img Facebook Twitter By 95.3 MNC – June 14, 2020 0 375 (Photo supplied/Indiana Republican Party) The 2020 Indiana Republican State Convention will be broadcast live on Thursday, June 18, marking the first time the party’s convention will be aired live for a statewide audience.The convention will feature speeches from all Republican attorney general candidates, Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, Indiana GOP Chairman Kyle Hupfer and a keynote address from Governor Eric Holcomb. You can watch the convention on WHME-TV.WHAT:2020 Indiana Republican State ConventionWHO:Governor Eric HolcombLt. Governor Suzanne CrouchIndiana GOP Chairman Kyle HupferRepublican attorney general candidatesOther Republican elected officials and leadersWHERE:Broadcast live on WHME-TV (South Bend)Livestreamed on Facebook IndianaLocalNews Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Indiana Republican State Convention to be televised locally Google+ Previous articleConstantine woman, 39, injured in crash in Porter TownshipNext articleRep. Banks pushing bill to get schools open by September 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan.last_img read more

From playing a DA on TV to running for Congress

first_imgThis is one in a series of profiles showcasing some of Harvard’s stellar graduates.Diane Neal has spent much of her life in the glow of a photographer’s flash or the focus of a TV film camera. For a model and actress, it has been lucrative work, but Neal, who graduates with an associate degree from the Harvard Extension School in May, knows a hefty paycheck isn’t everything.“Money buys you two things: time and opportunity,” said Neal, on campus recently for one of the School’s creative writing seminars. “But if you don’t make use of either one of those things, it’s pointless.”Best known for her role as assistant district attorney Casey Novak on the popular police procedural “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” Neal has made the most of both. She has devoted much of her off-screen time to charity work, and then taken the opportunity to go back to school and use her Harvard education to inform her current political campaign.“This run is about the people of NY19. I want to represent us. Big money and the party machines have enough advocates,” said Neal, who announced her candidacy for New York’s 19th Congressional District seat in February.Neal once dreamed of a different spotlight entirely. She graduated high school at 16. “I was the kind of kid nobody spoke to unless they needed their homework done. I did no school plays. I was a science kid. I thought I was going to go into medicine or be an astrophysicist. A Nobel or a MacArthur ‘genius’ prize, that’s the kind of thing I would fantasize about.”Instead, in 1993 she landed a modeling contract after her sister signed her up for a contest during her first semester of college. For the next few years, Neal crisscrossed the globe for photo shoots, excited by foreign countries and cultures. The travel fueled her interest in and compassion for others. “You see all these people who have such capacity, and because of their circumstances, they are never going to have the opportunity to live up to it.”Later, on breaks during filming “Law and Order: SVU,” Neal quizzed the show’s guest stars. What “motivates you? What gets you going? What’s your worst fear?” she asked them. “I wanted to absorb everything I could about every part of everyone I met even in every job, from the wealthy people to the poor people to everyone in between.”,She was also eager to know more about the world. “I wanted to go back to school so badly. I was just dying to learn stuff,” said Neal, who recalled “trying to teach myself ancient Greek.”She considered programs at Columbia and New York University that were closer to most of her filming in Manhattan, but she knew there would be other shoots in more distant locations, and that a flexible schedule was key. “I needed something I could do remotely and in weird pockets of time.” She also wanted a robust program with academic variety. The Harvard Extension School was the perfect fit.“I realized I could do neuroscience, I could do psychology, I could do archaeology, I could do theology, I could do everything I wanted to learn,” she said. “Harvard has given me access to the smartest people in the world who genuinely love what they do. Everyone is a true believer in what they are doing. They are so passionate and enthusiastic about it, it makes you catch fire about it too.”Neal has been enrolled since 2009, working online from New York, or on the road, or on campus for classes when she could. The learning has helped her hone her candidate’s platform.A course on the psychology of close relationships has helped her better understand other points of view. A class on the ethics of environmental land management has opened her up to new ways of thinking about how humans treat the planet. A course on the science of physical activity has reinforced her belief that staying active is a key to health and that “you can actually build policy around that.”It was often a struggle to balance her work with her studies. When she was considering dropping a class, she remembers turning to Mark Harmon, whom she worked with during a number of guest appearances on his show “NCIS,” for a pep talk. He offered her some tough love in the form of the Navy SEALs’ unwritten code.“You just eliminate quitting as an option,” Harmon told her.Neal persisted despite personal trials, including a divorce, a car accident that sidelined her from work with a back injury needing surgery, and a home ravaged by two hurricanes.“I’ve been most impressed with Diane’s overall commitment to completing her degree, facing challenges head on, and always with a sense of humor,” said Sue Albrigo, her Extension School academic adviser.That attitude will come in handy on the campaign trail. Her desire to act crystalized on Nov. 9, 2016. The country’s polarization, she said, fueled her desire to get involved and to “get people excited about this grand experiment of the democratic republic.”It’s a lofty goal, one she thinks she can accomplish by running as an Independent.“I wanted to find a way that would have the biggest impact, where the most people would listen,” said Neal. Language on her website echoes that desire. “I offer an alternative to the divisive partisanship where neighbor turns against neighbor for no better reason than a party label. I truly believe in our combined ability to bring out the best in each other.”For Neal, getting people from both sides of the divide talking is a critical first step, and she plans to use what she’s learned at Harvard to jumpstart the conversation. Her Harvard time, she said, has helped her see the big picture and taught her how to explain difficult concepts. It’s also reinforced her appreciation for listening and for other perspectives, and shown her “how interconnected everything is.”last_img read more

Micrometeorology Textbook

first_imgSome landscapes — like forests — are known for keeping carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. Others shed carbon dioxide or other gasses that can affect the environment. Calculating just how much of each gas is held or released can be difficult but University of Georgia scientist Monique Leclerc has literally written the book on the subject.Leclerc has pioneered the use of a formula known as eddy covariance or eddy-correlation to measure evapotranspiration, ozone deposition and agricultural impacts — like how much methane cows emit. Leclerc recently released a book on how to use these formulas most effectively.Teaches how to interpret dataCo-authored by Thomas Foken, Leclerc’s book, Footprints in Micrometeorology and Ecology, is the first textbook on the subject and covers how to interpret meteorological measurements made at a given level over a surface with regard to characteristic properties such as roughness, albedo, heat, moisture, carbon dioxide and other gases. “Every year, thousands and thousands of scientists across the world use the eddy covariance method to measure how many pesticides are released from a field, how much water is lost from irrigation to the air and how much CO2, nitro oxide and methane are released by cattle, over applications of animal waste and over rice patties,” said Leclerc, a UGA Regents Professor with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. The textbook includes chapters for professionals in various fields, including agriculture. “Farmers want to know the true nitrous oxide emissions emitted from fertilizer applications, or their methane losses from manure piles or the optimum amount of irrigated water needed to water their crop given a set of environmental conditions in a particular year,” she said. Practical uses for farmersBut how can farmers use this data?“They can determine how much methane their cows are emitting and adjust their diets to change that amount. They can also determine whether gases are coming from their cows or another farmer’s cows,” Leclerc said.For her research at UGA, Leclerc has field studies across the state, the nation and the world. In Georgia, she has sites on the UGA campus in Griffin, in Plains, Ft. Valley and at the UGA Marine Institute on Sapelo Island. “We take measurements every where from peach orchards in Hollonville to the salt marshes near the Georgia coast,” she said.The National Science Foundation Long-Term Ecological Research project paired Leclerc with the UGA Marine Institute. This project focuses on sea levels and how they related to carbon balance. Continual measurementsShe and her team take measurements of gases, like carbon dioxide, heat, evaporation and energy, “continuously 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 10 measurements per second,” she said. “In the same spot, we also collect wind data at the same very high rate. Then we take all that data to the lab and analyze it to come up with a footprint analysis given the vegetation type, mean windspeed, sky conditions and other related variables. Our job in this project is to determine how much carbon is taken up by the vegetation.”Leclerc explains that rivers carry carbon into oceans and plants remove CO2 from the atmosphere. “Aquatic plants are in and under the water when the tide is high and then they come out of the water. There are a lot of changes over a 24-hour period. Our job is to determine how much carbon is taken up,” she said.Leclerc has also worked with the U.S. Department of Energy at the Savannah River National Laboratory near Akins, S.C. There she took measurements over corn fields and peanut fields, and broken mixed forests. A world-renowned expert in the field of agricultural and forest meteorology, Leclerc serves on several advisory panels to the international scientific community. She wrote the newly published book after being approached by researchers like McGill University scientist Peter Schuepp who needed help interpret aircraft data taken over an island in Lake Superior.Using isn’t the same as understanding“Scientists have switched to this measurement method and they use it, but they always ask me if they are getting a true measurement of the atmosphere over the field or over the neighbor’s house. And, if the plants had drought or insect damage, we know right away,” she said. Leclerc says instruments record differently on cloudy day than on stormy or sunny days. And respiration measurements over forests are different than measurements over wheat fields. “It’s important to know how much gas is going up from the surface, soil and plants and coming down from the atmosphere,” she said.In the textbook, Leclerc and Foken provide scientists with guidelines for how to interpret the eddy-covariance data. “We also included theories to empower people so they can use the methods in the book on their own,” she said. “There are weaknesses and strengths of this method and we are very candid with our advice.”Leclerc equates environmental meteorology work to a puzzle. “In the puzzle you have many pieces. I am just one piece, but my piece is the missing link,” she said. Footprints in Micrometeorology and Ecology book can be ordered at read more