Built in 2011 and handed over to the client in 2012, it is the first building in Southern Italy to be certified by the two most prestigious independent European institutes PassivHaus (D) and Agenzia Casaclima (BZ).
Located in the Municipality of Mascalucia on the slopes of Etna and thanks to the low energy needs and renewable energy production plants is able to produce more energy than it consumes.
It is a completely electric building realized applying the PassivHaus and CasaClima Gold protocols adapted to the Mediterranean climate through a design model of calculation in dynamic regime able to respond to the problems related to the climate and to the management of high summer temperatures.
The primary objectives of the project was to build a building with very high Comfort, Healthy and Efficient Energy.
Architectural Designer: Arch Pina Capace - Arch Salvo Comes
Casaclima Passivhaus Energy Designer: Sapienza & Partners - Ing Carmelo Sapienza
Electrical and Domotic System Designer: Sapienza & Partners - Ing Carmelo Sapienza
Sanitary Water System Designer: Sapienza & Partners - Ing. Carmelo Sapienza
Typology: Single Villa
Location: Mascalucia - CT Italy Construction year: 2011-2012
Opaque walls U = 0.13 W / sqm * K
Structure in reinforced concrete pillars - Raw earth plaster 30mm - Laterished pores 300mm - Rock Wool 200mm - Siloxane plaster 10mm
Basement U = 0.23 W / K * sqm - Parquet 15mm - Expanded clay screed 200mm - Lateroceio 210mm Slab - Rock wool 140mm
Roof U = 0.13 W / K * sqm - 30mm raw earth plaster - Solaio c.a. 210mm - Rock wool 280mm - Tile in Sicilian ventilated tile
Windows Uf = 0.97 W / K * sqm PVC - Internorm
Door Entrance Ud = 0.95 W / K * sqm: Wood aluminum - Internorm
Glass U = 0,9 W / K * mq: triple argon glazing with hot spacer
Blower Door Test: n50 = 0.58
Ventilation system: centralized VMC 350mc / h Zehnder
Heating System - Cooling: None - 2kW exchanger on VMC
DHW : Storage 500 Liters with PdC and Solar Thermal - Rotex Daikin
Heat Pump: Air-Water 6kW for DHW - Exchanger VMC Rotex Daikin
Photovoltaic: Integrated 8.1 kW - Energy Account 4
Solar thermal; n.3 integrated Rotex Daikin panels
Heating requirement: 11 kWh / m² * year PHPP
Thermal load: 7 W / sqm
Primary Energy: 88 kWh / sqm * year
Rainwater harveasting - Gray water reuse - Phytodepuration plant
Hydraulic and hydrological invariance
Soil permeability maintained at 95% due to infiltration with permeable floor and garden and rainwater collection