Euro-Centrum lays cornerstone for passive building

The Euro-Centrum Science and Technology Park laid today a cornerstone for a passive building being erected at 103 Ligocka St. The ceremony took place within the framework of the two-day New Economy Forum had commenced today in Katowice.

Works on the passive building are conducted by Budus S.A. and were commenced in August last year. The prime contractor claims the building shell is to be finished in May, a final delivery is planned for the beginning of 2013.

This office scheme covering 6 335 sq. meters is being built in accordance with passive-construction standards. The energy-efficient technology was prepared in the Science and Technology Park. Being the passive office building only one of its kind in Poland, it will use only 12 percent of energy comparing to typical facilities of this size.

It is destined mostly for office and administration purposes, however the building will also house nine-meter-high rooms for testing bulky machinery required mostly by the renewable energy resources companies.

The construction work costs PLN 37 million. The investment is a part of the project named “development and application of new technologies in the area of energy saving and renewable energy sources in the Euro-Centrum Science and Technology Park”. The project is partially financed from EU funds and the state budget.