Timber houses are the embodiment of traditional qualities and cosiness. The ‘swisswoodhouse’ from Renggli AG, based in Sursee, combines these benefits with excellent energy efficiency and a modular building concept.
Despite its location in a rural region of the canton of Lucerne, Nebikon is nevertheless a centre of construction innovation – it was here in 1999 that Switzerland’s first passive energy buildings were built. The five terraced houses are so well insulated that they do not need conventional heating. Recently, a second vision has become reality in the immediate vicinity. An energy-efficient building called ‘swisswoodhouse’, constructed to a modular plan from prefabricated timber sections, was done here.
Text: © Swiss Cleantech Report 2017
Image: © Renggli AG