It is about a centre, in which is incorporated a number of systems that use the renewable sources of energy, as well as various energy technologies for reasons of demonstration, observation and evaluation of their performance, within the framework of European programs. Technical and scientific seminars, events, international meetings, are organised, with intent to the distribution of technology. The building is placed in the region of Zwgrafou in Athens, in the Campus, in a site in which energy experiments are realized already, in prefabricated constructions. Because of the uncomfortable conditions of work, is proposed the creation of a building, which includes the existing uses and others, that resulting from the needs of workers. Amphitheatre, meeting room, library, offices, laboratories, experiment room, exhibition, coffee and small houses for the researchers, are included overall in the building.
The building is developed at the length of the axis East – West, a basic axis of circulation, from both sides of which are assembled the uses above. His planning refers to an automatic mechanical system. It is the system that checks the comfort of the internal environment, the electromechanical installations and the energy consumption of the building, according to the information that receives with regard to the weather conditions. In order to operate the system, a unit of data reception (meteorological station), a processor (administrative part of the building) and a system to record the results (atrium), that help the application (experimental rooms) are required. The diffusion of data from a stage to the other, becomes via a course (axis), which is always the same.
With regard to the energy planning, double skin glass facade has been placed in the building in the southern facade, that functions efficiently so much during the summertime so winter, exterior venetian blinds of shading, and also the openings in the exterior walls and roof have been studied. The object is to achieve natural ventilation and daylight, with intent to the low energy consumption and simultaneously the comfortable indoor conditions to be offered in the users.