The BLUE BUILDING® Concept


 

“Expanding the notion of sustainability into a new dimension, the BLUE BUILDING® Concept reaches beyond conventional and often misleading superficial calculations of mostly fictional energy savings in buildings. The true balance of environmental impact exceeds the computation of energy consumed to provide habitable conditions:   taking not only the comprehensive balance during the entire life cycle - including production and recycling – into consideration but also the dynamic gain and loss generated by users and daily changes of the environment. A key to understand the BBC is the recognition of water as the "source" of all life vs. any other media carrying "energy". Therefore, a comprehensive concept of recycling interrelated to energy generation and consumption will prove to be the only true concept to save the environment.”

 

 

These projects promote a unique “Blue and Green” concept. All facilities within the projects, i.e., water, energy, air, climate control and sewage recycling are environmental-friendly, reducing the waste of energy and water without compromising highest living standards.

 

In the beginning of 2007, the name “ BLUE BUILDING® " and " BLUE BUILDING® CONCEPT " were created.

 


All technologies use proven systems complying with European standards (DIN).

 

Construction: short construction period

 

Completion: shell construction after 6 days, handover after 45 days

 

Architecture: feel-well effect through harmonious construction; Economic construction method

 

Healthy: indoor Climate through low-impact air movement, humidity control, dust and bacteria filter; energy saving artificial light sources, low heat output, reduction of electric smog; dust filtering; biological filter; supply of healthy drinking water

 

Environmental Care: recycling of sewage waste, energy saving

 

Outside area: Cooling tent (pergola), to cool down the sitting area to approximately 26°C or less; and nature with a cosy atmosphere


 

The wall:


Surface temperature on the inside:   20,6° C

Surface temperature on the outside: 54,8° C

 

Thermal transmittance

U= 0.12W/m2·K

 

Climate inside   20° C / 50 %

Climate outside 55° C / 80 %


Both pictures were taken on 24 July 2014 with a thermal camera to measure the insulation, with exterior wall temperatures going upto 52.1° C


The BLUE BUILDING® Concept

The most important advantages of the BLUE BUILDING® Concept

- this is what makes the difference:

 



 1. Net- Zero Passive House exceeding the German Passive House requirement by up to 20%

 2. Net-Zero energy required from outside sources

 3. Controlled internal odorless air circulation: dust, pollen, and odor-less

 

 4. Zero emission from sewage, exhausts, and waste; recycling of all sewage and organic waste

 5. Production Instant production of fertilizer for trees, lawns and vegetables

 6. Silent and healthy radiating cooling system



 7. A reversible cooling/heating system instead of only air conditioning, forced air heating

 8. Additional water treatment

 9. Thermally activated building mass: minimal temperature swings


10. Water saving for drinking and irrigation system;

11. Outstandingly low thermal conductivity: Walls less than 0.1 and Windows less than 0.7

12. Interior 99% reduction of dust particles



13. Humidity constantly at 45-50%

14. 110% more internal light intensity; 110% more UV light inside – good for occupants and plants

15. Short construction period due to prefabrication


16. Silent and comfortable ambiance

17. Best sound insulation

18. No mould and germs



19. Average life span of 100 years and more

20. Includes all electric equipment: high energy saving

21. Interior light, feel good light, high energy saving


The prototype of our Blue Building Concept is an accomplishment of 30 years of passionate development and research into environmentally friendly and sustainable technologies, techniques and working concepts, aspiring to a cleaner and safer future for the planet.

 

 

 

We have been resident in the building, which is located near the Sharjah Airport, since 2014 and the results of our technology are astounding. During this period we have measured:


Electric consumption in 12 months for cooling 3980 kWh i.e. 332 kWh monthly, which equals AED 116 per month,  based on 320 m² gross
Average temperature 23 C inside, at an outdoor temperature of up to 48 C
Relative humidity 50-60%
Dust particles    Reduced by more than 99%
CO levels between 240 ppm and 840 ppm
Luminescence Measurement 1,300 lx, which is higher than in a photo studio. No artificial light is needed during the day.
Noise Sound Level Measurements* Average 43.3 dB indoors, while outside it goes upto 90 dB.

* Within the flight path of Sharjah Airport


The BLUE BUILDING® Concept


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The BLUE BUILDING® Concept

 

Our target should be to achieve the impossible…..


 

Stop the progressing climate change and go back to nature. Handover a healthy world to our children.

 

The BLUE BUILDING® Concept has a unique “blue” planning strategy that propagates within its projects conscious environmentally friendly facilities for water, energy, air, climate control, sewage and water recycling. The result is a reduction of energy and water which is significantly higher than average.


The BLUE BUILDING® Concept

 

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In 2014, the Blue Building Concept was certified with the "Gold Label Status" by Joachim Schubach, publicly appointed and sworn expert in association with "Die Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen" (DGNB) which is "The Association for Sustainable Building" in Germany, providing that our concept is the leading representation for sustainable Building.

 

With the Blue Building Concept breakthrough, innovative technologies are brought to the market.

 

The future of building technology is geared towards sustainable construction - The Blue Building Concept will offer a new standard in the field of sustainable and energy efficient construction in the future.

 

 

 

In association with “Die Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen” (DGNB) which is “The Association for Sustainable Building” in Germany.

 

 

 


The BLUE BUILDING® Concept can be characterized as: