In Paris, opposite the metro station Barbes, the agency Philippon-Kalt Architects has just delivered the first social housing building with a facade solar thermal panels.

On this project, the agency Philippon-Kalt says:

"The Philippon-Kalt agency has just delivered, opposite the Barbès station, the first social housing building in Paris with a facade in thermal solar panels. 17 social housing units intended for the lowest incomes have been created in a very forced with a desire to implement innovative environmental techniques. The facade displays its thermal solar panels on Boulevard de la Chapelle, thus capturing free solar gains in order to provide 40% of domestic hot water needs. A control system allows the performance of the solar hot water production system to be checked. Robin Sun collectors, in the absence of a technical opinion, have been the subject of a specific site notice for the operation. Double skin, double use, solar panels reflect the image of a high-performance technical facade, atypical within the perimeter of protection of Historic Monuments. It preserves the privacy of the homes from the views of the footsteps. passengers of the aerial metro and offers private loggias protected from noise pollution from Boulevard de la Chapelle by acoustic masks forming a screen. "

Photo credits: G. Kalt and J. Bracco

To know more, visit Philippon-Kalt.

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