Bioclimatic building

Bioclimatic building

Facilities

Applus+ TST has a building on the eastern side of the test tunnel which is notable as an example of bioclimatic architecture.

The building offers the following facilities:

  • Company offices and offices for client use.
  • Training rooms which seat up to 60 people.
  • Changing rooms, toilets and showers.
  • Cafeteria.
  • Control room.

In terms of sustainable construction and bioclimatic building, the building has the following features:

  • Photovoltaic solar panels.
  • Thermal solar panels.
  • Biomass boiler.
  • Absorption cooling system for refrigeration.
  • Geothermal dissipation of residual heat from the absorption machines.
  • Air conditioning using radiant floor and UTA air handling units.
  • Facing south in order to take advantage of solar light and heat.
  • Free heating using greenhouse effect.
  • Automatic operation, monitoring and control using SCADA software.
  • Use of indigenous materials (stone and chestnut wood).
  • Building Energy Efficiency Certification: A.

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