Modern Carbon Neutral Office in Slovenia
Designed for power company ELES, the carbon neutral office campus are clad in an aluminum skin that is outfitted with solar panels to collect energy for their everyday operations. Inside, lush greenery thrives in a series of daylit atriums, adding to the modern and eco friendly vision of the space. Designed by OFIS, this green building located in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
OFIS conceived the offices as a campus or miniature city. While the structures will be formed by concrete shells, they will also be lined with lightweight, aluminum panels that give them a distinctive look. Solar power panels will be integrated into the facade as well. Inside, the building will be primarily comprised of concrete and natural materials such as wood, textiles and aluminum. There will also be workshops within that are designed as prefabricated concrete halls.
In order to achieve carbon neutrality, OFIS studied the renewable energy sources available in the area and determined which made the most sense to use. The offices make use groundwater for direct heating and cooling, wind to improve natural ventilation, and sun for natural daylighting and the use of solar energy, also rainwater and wastewater are recycled. All ventilation systems are equipped with automatic regulation and control in the room depending on occupancy and room monitoring air quality.