Best Energy Management Solution
Winner: Défi Technique SA for JewelBox
An eco-friendly property like no other
The client’s brief was for Défi Technique SA to create the most eco-friendly and technologically advanced house in Switzerland.
The client requested the use of both active and passive systems for energy creation and storage. Défi Technique SA installed technology, which would work with eco systems in the property, including the solar panels.
The green walls and the garden are fed water from a 50m2 reservoir built between the pool and the house, which is filled by drainage water and recycled water. It also functions as cooling water for heat sensitive areas in the house. The property has been certified MINERGIE-ECO, which is the Swiss equivalent of the LEED rating system and the award signifies the highest standard for a sustainable building in Switzerland.
All these systems are linked via a Bus-system. The irrigations system is driven by the GIRA home server, and integrated to a rain meter and humidity sensors in the substrate, which allows it to accurately water the walls and roof when water is needed. This can all be set via the GIRA portable interface, either by the client or the gardener.