Net-zero emission office building combines Uponor technology and science
Opened in July 2020 and covering a total area of 1,500 square metres, Greenspace PCTG in Asturias, Spain is an example of truly sustainable construction. The building aligns with the goals of the European Circular Economy Action Plan and places energy efficiency measures as well as the use of renewable energy, healthy architecture and low-emission materials at the core. Our Thermally Active Building Systems (TABS) played an important role in this project, as it enabled minimising the building’s energy use and creating net-zero heating and cooling.
In order to harness the thermal inertia, a network of pipes was built into the structure of the building, using concrete core activation to store and release both heat and cold. These pipes carry water for the building’s heating and cooling systems and provide comfortable temperatures all year round. As the TABS solution is compatible with aerothermal and geothermal heat pumps – or with any other renewable energy systems – it can reduce both the building’s power consumption and its CO2 emissions.