Soltag, the sustainable home of the future

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SOLTAG is part of an EU demonstration project, designed as an energy generating climate shield, implemented in Denmark by VELUX, Rubow Architects, Cenergia Energy Consultants and Kuben Urban Renewal Denmark. This demo house, now placed in front of Velux headquarters 30 km north of Copenhagen, produces energy and a healthy indoor condition without ‘polluting’ its surroundings. In fact, with the installation of solar thermal collectors, SOLTAG is self-sufficient in terms of energy for heating, and generates its own electricity by utilisation of solar cells installed in its roof.

With success the project consortium has developed a prototype – aprefabricated housing unit of a rooftop dwelling, which is build according to the new Danish low energy class 1, having only 50% of the normal energy use. At the same time, with the integration of PV modules the prototype is also a CO2 neutral and Zero energy housing unit. SOLTAG illustrates the vision that all future buildings should be sustainable.

SOLTAG illustrates the vision that all future buildings should be sustainable. The house stands as a landmark and an active candidate for how we can rethink buildings and building automation to support the drive for a better environment.