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New building of Science and Technology Museum “Kurzeme Demo Centre” – Latvia


DemocenterVentspils High Technology Park have now started constructing a low energy consumption house that will serve as an expanding operation of the Museum of Science and Technology „Kurzeme Demo Centre”.

The building itself will serve as a separate exhibit, which will demonstrate the possible solutions for sustainable buildings – with the usage of renewable resources, low carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and low energy costs to the society. Planned building’s heating energy costs are 12.8kWh/m2 a year, which is approximately 10 times less than an current average building in Latvia, and it will fit within the standard of a passive house The annex will be fitted with solar batteries and collectors, and an air type heat pump/conditioner. It is planned that the building will open its doors on April 30, 2016.

After the Ventspils City Council building and the new Ventspils Health Centre this will be the third passive type building in Ventspils.

IDN will contribute with experts on renewable energy and environmental technology that will help develop the exhibitions within the Democenter.

The Lead Partner is Ventspils High Technology Park (VHTP)

Programme:

European Economic Area Financial Mechanism 2009-2014 Programme “National Climate Policy” Small Grant Scheme open tender “Capacity Building in the Field of Research and Measures for Enhancing Society’s Understanding about Climate Change and its Consequences” Project No. 2/EEZLV02/14/GS/058

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