Herman Teirlinck Building

The Herman Teirlinck building is the largest Passive Building in Belgium. It is heated by geothermal heat pumps and applies passive geothermal cooling and adiabatic cooling supported by heat pumps. The latter is integrated in all air handling units to condition the offices and meeting rooms during the summer season.

Project details

  • Type: HPCY

  • Year of Submission: 2019

  • Funding From: Public

  • Continent: Europe

  • Country: Belgium

  • City: Brussels

  • Organisation: Boydens engineering

  • Sector Of Application: Commercial

  • Renovation: yes

  • Social Housing: no

  • Industrial: no

  • Website: -

  • Special Consideration: -

  • Resource Prezentation: yes

  • Extra Resources: no

Remarks: The main heat pumps, connected to the geothermal system, are only used for heating. The geothermal system provides a big chunk of the cooling load during the summer, thanks to the high cooling temperatures that are appropriate for the TABS system (18-21°C) and the chilled ceilings (17-20°C) on the first floor. The cooling of the air happens through adiabatic (or indirect evaporative) cooling using rainwater in the intermediate seasons and will be supported by high efficiency heat pumps when the outside temperatures are higher and when dehumidification is needed for the meeting rooms