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Case study: Hemshof “Kolonie”

Renovation and insulation of 27 houses using insulation materials made of Neopor®

The BASF "Kolonie" company housing estate is a prime example of the energy-efficient renovation of old buildings. Thanks to a clever combination of various measures including basement

  • Energy-efficient renovation of the “Kolonie” company housing estate in Ludwigshafen, Germany, from 2005 to 2015
  • Construction period: 1872 to 1911
  • Modernisation of 27 houses:
    • 22 workers’ houses each comprising 4 flats of 75 m2
    • 5 masters’ houses each comprising 4 flats of 108 m2
  • Measures to improve energy efficiency:
    • New windows and doors
    • Basement ceiling insulation using Neopor®
    • Above-rafter insulation using Neopor®
  • “Master’s house at Sodastraße 40” as test property for interior insulation
  • Heating energy requirement reduced by around 50 %

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Interior Insulation

Internal thermal insulation achieves very good results for new construction or renovation projects wherever external thermal insulation is not an option. Spaces that have to be heated up quickly or only for brief periods of time definitely benefit from interior thermal insulation with  Neopor®.