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In Norway, innovation is synonymous with Nesite raised floors

Last February we spoke about Wilber Atrium, a construction BREEAM certified, equipped with raised floor from Nesite and projected witn an Under Floor Air Distribution System, with all the installations (ventilation, air conditioning plus water, electricity and computer cabling) located under the Nesite raised floor, which cover almost all the flooring area.

Today we want to talk you about Værstetorvet Project 1.

Schermata 2015 10 23 alle 11.06.31 In Norway, innovation is synonymous with Nesite raised floorsVærstetorvet 1 is a modern new building complex designed and built with innovative solutions, as the beginning of the creation of a new district. Fully occupied from start it houses “high tech” IT companies, building consultants and architect firms. All attracted by maximum flexibility and unchallenged indoor environment for best staff performance.

Raised floor system has been chosen as ideal solution to save space and to increase the flexibility of the layout, besides, the building benefits from underfloor air conditioning developed and supplied by Nesite partner GBT Concept. Same technical solution as previous Norwegian project Vilberg Atrium.

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Despite building regulations, the developers even managed to get an extra floor due to height savings achieved by raised floor ventilation technique. Approximate height saving is between 40 – 60 cm / floor.

Project manager Roy V. Jacobsen, talking about this project: <<  There are several good reasons for choosing Nesite raised floors solution. The floor is prefabricated and can be assembled quickly and more comfortably for artisans, while the rails under the floor makes it flexible to furnish an office landscape as required. All systems are ready under the floor, and the system also comes with connectors, plug-in and rails located under the floor >> 

Development Director, Sigbjørn Moe:  << Instead of adding all technical solutions with water, ventilation, electricity and data cables in ceilings, as one does in most buildings, we have put everything under the floor.Ceilings normally builds 50 to 60 centimeters, while the raised floor just build 20 centimeters. This system makes it comfortable for the employees, as well as being environmentally friendly by saving energy. >>

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Nesite: oppodra dine projekter

(“Nesite: raising your project”…we speak norwegian, too..)

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NORWAY SPARES ENERGY ALSO THANKS TO NESITE RAISED FLOORS

We have already told you about BREEM (BRE Environmental Assessment Method), the first and most widespread environmental evaluation protocol in the world.

A BREEAM “class A” certification represents the best evaluation of a building’s environmental performance.

We are proud to present you a building of the Fredriksborg Property, which have always been ecofriendly oriented with their projects: the Wilberg Atrium.

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The construction was certified as BREEAM Very Good and energy Class A mainly because almost all the building is equipped with Raised Floor from Nesite and a UFAD System supplied by GBT Concept. UFAD means an Under Floor Air Distribution System where all installations (ventilation, air conditioning plus water, electricity and computer cabling) are under the Nesite raised floor, which cover almost all the flooring area.

This system has resulted in enormous energy savings, Now after one year of running it shows that the building is performing even lower than energy Class A.

 

Space heating (in Norway!) is guaranteed with the perfect comfort; indeed, it was used only 50% of energy normally needed for ventilation and 20% of energy normally used for cooling compared to standard installations using ducts and chilled beams installed in the ceiling. The reason for the savings is easily understood: the warm air raisesnaturally; by using the raised floor as a giant duct letting the conditioned air out into the ambient at low speed just above the floor the air raises to the ceiling by natural vertical motionsfollowing the most basic laws of physics, and saving energy.

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The advantage in performance guaranteed by Nesite High Quality floor, a must for an air tight duct, in collaboration with GBT Concept is extremely evident also in case of inspection and maintenance of the systems: simple gestures give access, in maximum security, to installations normally difficult to inspect if installed in the ceiling. The Nesite raised floor together with GBT Concept System also is an important factor to the flexibility of the office space at Wilberg Atrium, permitting Facility Management at a significant lower cost than normal.

From the very beginning the owners of Wilberg Atrium aimed to save as much energy as possible, maintaining a high indoor air quality, and the team of engineers and architects together with Nesite and GBT Concept has reached this goal. 

Schermata 2015 02 18 alle 14.49.19 NORWAY SPARES ENERGY ALSO THANKS TO NESITE RAISED FLOORS