Danish engineering company CENERGIA looks to daylight as an essential component for healthy and happy homes in cooperation with Copenhagen and the EU.
The Living in Light Box is a CENERGIA project and brings a holistic alternative into present focus when refurbishing existing housing in an urban context. Living in Light addresses people, as well as people’s health and well-being, as the point of entry. The human focus comes before focusing on the actual building. We call this focus; people before buildings. Daylight is the driver for attractive indoor comfort.
The Living in Light Box is a carbon neutral Active House test-housing unit that is realised in connection to the Nordic Built Projects “Living in Light” and “Active Roofs and Facades in Sustainable Renovation”. It also represents the result of a cooperation with the city of Copenhagen, first in the EU-Concerto project “Green Solar Cities” and later in the EUDP project “Smart Grid School Renovation”. The Living in Light Box test-housing unit also covers important work concerning solar energy integration in practice, both with focus on building integration of solar thermal PV into carbon neutral housing design. The relatively low-cost solar thermal solution integrated into the south faced represents a strong architectural optimised technology from a Norwegian producer.