CASA SOLARIS – by Casa Solaris SRL

Voluntari, Romania

Is a single-family home located in the north of Bucharest that was completed in 2014 and is the first of a mini ensemble of 3 individual pilot homes. It is an active house – producing more energy than needed for its current operation – due to the contribution of its 72 sqm of photovoltaic panels with surplus solar electricity being fed into the public grid. Casa Solaris is also equipped with 37 sqm of thermal collectors used for both domestic hot water production and winter heating, using an innovative approach of underground storage of the summer heat surplus eliminating the need for a heat pump. Energy efficient construction and smart solutions for heating and cooling reduced the energy load to approximately 50 Kwh/sqm/year. The technology provides a healthy interior climate with controlled humidity and uniform temperature without undesirable air flows.