Ben Guerir - Morocco
Green and smart building park
Planning support and capacity building
IRESEN's office and research campus
IRESEN is a Moroccan research institute created in 2011 by the Ministry of Energy, Mining, Water and Environment. In order to support the construction of their research and office campus the German development agency GIZ launched an international tender, which the Austrian Institute of Technology won.
The project was spanning a wide area of topics, from consultancy on laboratory & smart grid test infrastructure, sustainable construction and energy efficiency, indoor comfort, research topic development and construction of various living lab test-houses.
In 2019 IRESEN hosted the first Solar Decathlon Africa within its Green and Smart Building park. ECOB’s very own Philip Horn was invited as a Jury member to this remarkable event.
Auditing and improving the design of the net zero energy campus
Developing of BIPV, smart building and energy management solutions
Conception of smart grid and sustainable construction test labs
Capacity building for IRESEN staff and local businesses
Scientific planning support for the Architects, HVAC planner and owner
Capacity building by project based education as well as workshops (i.e. sustainable design, simulations, energy management systems)
• envelope design & materials
• HVAC technologies & control concepts
• passive strategies & day lighting
As part of AIT:
Coordinating the project for several month
Organizing several workshops & seminars in Morocco
Reviewing & optimizing the architectural and HVAC design
Conducting CFD studies to identify suitable HVAC options for a highly glazed exhibition hall
Holistically optimizing the whole campus using dynamic thermal simulations
More of our work
Integral Planning & commissioning
Optimization of control strategies including virtual testing on real hardware for the Austrian postal services headquarter.
International Summer University
Award winning Green.Building.Solutions. teaching sustainable construction to Master and PhD students.
Positive Energy Mosque
First mosque in the world with a positive electricity balance in the harsh climate of Kazakhstan.
LEED Simulations for a campus
Dynamic thermal simulations for five building blocks including its’ own district heating & cooling network