The architecture studio Noem, based in Barcelona, has great expertise in buildings with great energy efficiency rates. El Refugio Inteligente combines both energy saving strategies and an automation system controlled with a smartphone.
Sited in Castellon (Spain), it has a very low consumption: only 15.05kWh/sq m, really close to the required values of the Passivhaus certification. The main solutions to get that value are a solar roof capable of producing 4,500 kWh, a rainwater harvesting system for the toilets and the irrigation of the garden and a good insulation protection made of wood fiber panels of 16 cm.
Moreover, an automations system based on a smartphone app, lets monitoring and having control over a lot of parameters such as the HVAC system or the lightings.
More information: NOEM Studio