Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture has received the 2020 Merit Award Winner in the category of Sustainability from the AIA New York (AIANY) for their Innovation Center in Sri Lanka. The Innovation Center is a factory owned by Star Garment Group, a global manufacturing company based in Sri Lanka, and is located Katunayake, a suburb just north of the nation’s capital, Colombo. The project converted a 70,000-square-foot factory to Passive House Standard. Completed in 2017, the Innovation Center was reportedly the first Passive House design in Southeast Asia. It is the second PHI-certified Passive House factory building in the world.
The design includes energy recovery ventilation, wrap-around heat pipes for enhanced dehumidification capacity, a highly efficient VRF system, thermally broken windows with external shading screens, and a rooftop photovoltaic system.
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