Multipurpose experimental building is going to be designed and built in the connection with existing main building of UCEEB (University Centre for Energy Efficient Buildings). It is an experimental building dedicated to a full scale research projects. These porjects will be focused for example on: energy consumption and savings, energy management and controlling systems, progressive construction materials, recycled materials or traditional natural construction materials.
Internal comfort quality will be measured and users working for example in the offices inside will be an inseparable part of the Real Life Learning Lab.
The building is going to be a part of experimental Micro Grid designed within the UCEEB area (UCEEB main building and all experimental houses
The activities of the Real Life Learning Lab at university of Ljubljana are situated within several physical objects, i.e.:
Main university building is a historical building which serves as a RLLL where different principles and technologies suitable for holistic refurbishments will be developed. The leading purpose is ensuring low energy use thus providing comfortable and healthy indoor environments.
Self-sufficient Living Cell is a modular mobile self sufficient wood construction residential unit. Unit is heated with 3 different solar systems.
Research unit OELA is low energy self sufficient mobile unit demonstrating new concepts of low energy technologies on the basic of locally available renewable sources. In practice, the unit demonstrates several technologies and principles suitable for energy refurbishments of buildings.
The District of Tomorrow is an innovative programme in which educational institutions, reseachers, businesses, and public authorities join together to create an exciting environment for the transition to a sustainable built environment at the European Science and Business Park Avantis in Heerlen/Aachen.
Avantis is the site where The District of Tomorrow is actually being created. This innovative programme involves designing, studying, and testing sustainable technologies so that they can be utilised “tomorrow” in towns, neighbourhoods, and buildings within the Meuse-Rhine Euregion. The District of Tomorrow is thus a driving force for sustainable development within this region and a colloboration between vocational schools and universities of applied sciences.