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Wine celler and tasting room

Praxis cabecera proyecto

Energy consultancy, M & E engineering 

Wine celler and tasting room 

Description

Energy consultancy and M&E design for a wine cellar and tasting room in the Priorat region, Tarragona, designed by architect Èlia Vaqué.

The winery consists of two modules, one underground, where wine is aged, and another above ground, where tastings are held: a total of 290 m2 gross floor area.

Praxis has undertaken a thermodynamic and daylighting study of the buildings, using DesignBuilder (EnergyPlus & Radiance), assessing temperature and relative humidity conditions in the wine cellar and analysing the risk of summer overheating in the tasting room. The results have been used in the design of the thermal envelope.

Energy consultancy and M&E design for a wine cellar and tasting room in the Priorat region, Tarragona, designed by architect Èlia Vaqué.  

The winery consists of two modules, one underground, where wine is aged, and another above ground, where tastings are held: a total of 290 m2 gross floor area. 

Praxis has undertaken a thermodynamic and daylighting study of the buildings, using DesignBuilder (EnergyPlus & Radiance), assessing temperature and relative humidity conditions in the wine cellar and analysing the risk of summer overheating in the tasting room. The results have been used in the design of the thermal envelope.   We’ve also designed the M & E systems: mechanical ventilation with heat recovery, space heating and cooling, hot water production, and off-grid solar PV with batteries and backup generator. 

Year: 2021

Location: Els Guiamets, Tarragona 

Services:
Thermodynamic simulation, daylighting analysis, M&E design

Single-family home in Sitges

Praxis cabecera proyecto

Passivhaus design & consultancy, Blower Door Tests, M & E design, Site supervision

Single-family home in Sitges

Description

Passivhaus design and consultancy, M & E engineering, and M & E site supervision, for this detached house in Sitges, Barcelona, designed by the architecture firm Intercon.

The home, of 884 m2 distributed over 3 floors, is in the process of Passivhaus Classic Certification.

Praxis has delivered the PHPP modelling, design of the thermal envelope and airtight layer, advice on low-impact materials, and analysis and optimisation of thermal bridges and construction details.

We’ve also designed the M & E systems: mechanical ventilation with heat recovery, space heating and cooling, hot water production, plumbing, wastewater & drainage, electrical services, telecommunications, control and monitoring. Praxis has also undertaken the Blower Door testing, on-site M & E supervision and on-site Passivhaus supervision and quality control.

Year: 2021

Location: Sitges, Barcelona

Services:
Passivhaus design & consultancy, Blower Door Tests, M & E design, Site supervision

Trerethern Farm

Consultoría energética para una vivienda unifamiliar de nueva construcción de 400 m2 en Padstow, Cornwall, Reino Unido.

Praxis cabecera proyecto

Energy consultancy, M & E engineering

Trerethern Farm

Description

Energy consultancy and M&E engineering for a new build 400m2 single-family home in Padstow, Cornwall, UK. Praxis has carried out the design of the thermal envelope and the airtight and vapour control layer, together with dynamic hygrothermal analysis using the WUFI tool for the assessment of risk from moisture damage.  We’ve also undertaken analysis and calculation of construction details for the reduction of thermal bridges, verification of compliance with the UK Building Regulations BR Part L1A, advice on low-environmental impact materials, and design and specification of M & E systems: mechanical ventilation with heat recovery, space heating, hot water production, and solar PV.

Year: 2021

Location: Padstow, Cornwall, UK

Services:
Energy consultancy, thermal envelope design, airtightness and vapour control strategy, dynamic hygrothermal calculation with WUFI for assessment of risk from moisture damage, MVHR specification, heating and DHW system specification, solar PV system specification