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Applications: Flooring: eza! house, Kempten

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Kind of insulation: Inside floor renovation with vacuum insulation
Construction: BaumitBayosan GmbH & Co. KG (Bad Hindelang) and Prill & Schurr Architects
Contact: Rudolf Schäfer,
VIP product: WACKER CERAMICS, Kempten
Location: Allgäu Energy and Environment Centre (eza! house), Kempten
Date of realization: 2001
Funding: Bavarian State Ministry of Economics, Infrastructure, Transport and Technology

Description of the construction: The cellar was to be used as a classroom subsequent to renovation. The height of insulation was limited. To achieve acceptable floor insulation values, the flooring inside was realized with a sandwich design. The 2 cm thick VIPs were laid between softboard and polystyrene. A layer of OSB was installed on top. This floor set-up achieves a U-value of 0.17 W/(m²K).

Figure 1: View of the eza! house.
Photograph © may.schurr.architekten, Bad Wörishofen

Figure 2: Cross-section of the floor set-up.

Figure 3: Photo taken during renovation. The OSBs can be seen in the foreground, the VIPs in the centre and the softboard in the background.
Photograph © may.schurr.architekten, Bad Wörishofen

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