Technical Tours

There is a choice of three technical tours. Registration is possible either during registration for the CESB16 conference or also during the conference, however the capacity is limited.

Tour 1 – UCEEB University Centre for Energy Efficient Buildings, CTU Prague

22 June 2016, Wednesday, 17:45-20:00

Bus tour starts and terminates at conference venue and makes stop at the place where the Dinner with Scientific Committee will be held.

Evening guided bus tour to UCEEB, CTU Prague will visit the Research Centre UCEEB. The entire UCEEB building is an example of the use of the latest energy efficiency trends and technology. The Centre’s main facility was designed as a low-energy building using natural renewable construction materials – mostly wood. The building itself is used for experiments. Also laboratories and research facilities and equipment will be presented within the tour.

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Tour 2 – Walking tour in Prague Karlin

24 June 2016, Friday, 14:00-18:00

The tour starts at conference venue and terminates in Karlin (Metro station, line B). Public transport tickets included.

Guided city walking tour will visit Prague Karlin, a quarter with rich industrial history, heavily affected by the floods in 2002. Recovery process has included both physical regeneration and social transformation of the area. The quarter has become a showcase of various approaches to building regeneration and adaptive reuse, ranging from extensive reconstruction to merely a squatting. Parallelly, massive office development has been performed along the river, exploiting the land very effectively in contrast to the remaining historic city fabric.

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Tour 3 – All-day bus tour

25 June 2016, Saturday, 9:00-17:00

All day bus tour focused on new buildings built in last years out of the city of Prague. Bus tour starts at conference venue, stops at approximately 17:00 at the Prague Vaclav Havel Airport and terminates at conference venue.

The tour will visit three project considered as representative of sustainable building in conditions of the Czech Republic. Project Park Hloubetin (JRD Developers) consists of 3 residential buildings designed in passive energy standard. The aim was to build a passive apartment house, which burdens the nature up to 6 times less than a conventional residential building and save up to 50% apartment operating cost. The apartments provide healthy indoor environment free of bacteria, dust and noise. Controlled ventilation system ensures all-day supply of fresh air.

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Family house with Kindergarten represents alternative approach focused on maximal use of raw natural and recycled materials. The building is designed in passive energy standard and is based on timber structures and uses straw bales and recycled paper as thermal insulation, clay plasters and concrete floors for thermal accumulation. Heating and hot water are completely covered from renewable sources using PV panels and central heat storage.
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Natura Park Building is a visitors and educational environmental centre of Natura 2000 which is a network of nature protection areas in the territory of the EU. The building is designed with respect to environmental requirements. Cross laminated timber CLT panels are used for load bearing structures, wooden cellulose for thermal insulation and other natural and recycled materials are used within the material concept. The building is designed in low energy standard.
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And on the way back to Prague, the visit of charming historical town of Kutná Hora, will be encored, if time allows.

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