Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture和Steven Winter Associates一直在与世界各地的项目团队进行远程合作，改造斯里兰卡Katunayake的这家老旧服装厂，使其转变为EnerPHit认证的服装制造工厂。该工厂于2016年秋季开始施工，初步测试和验证于2017年秋季进行，最终测试于2018年春季进行。该项目于2018年夏季被认证为EnerPHit（质量认证的能源改造与被动式房屋证书）试点项目，并且与改造前的工厂相比，数据显示节能高达60％。
Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture and Steven Winter Associates have been working remotely with a project team across the world to retrofit an outdated factory in Katunayake, Sri Lanka and turn it into an EnerPHit certified garment manufacturing facility. Construction began on the facility in fall 2016, preliminary testing and verification took place in fall 2017, and final testing was conducted in the spring of 2018. The project was certified to as EnerPHit Pilot project in summer of 2018 and over a year’s worth of utility data is showing up to 60 percent in energy savings when compared to the pre-retrofit factory.
A pioneering passive house retrofit in Sri Lanka creates an economic catalyst and model for sustainable development.
▼该建筑是世界上仅有的两座经过认证的被动式工厂建筑之一，the project is one of only two certified Passive House factory buildings in the world
The Star Innovation Center is a product development facility located outside of Colombo in Katunayake, Sri Lanka. Intended to be a global model for the entire garment industry, the project sets a new high bar for sustainability, energy efficiency and worker comfort.
By choosing to renovate an obsolete building to Passive House standards, the project dramatically reduces the waste, carbon emissions and fossil fuels typically required for demolition and a new build, and promotes the client’s commitment to maintain high standards in social, environmental, ethical and safety compliance within the global fashion industry.
The project is the first Passive House project in South Asia, and one of only two certified Passive House factory buildings in the world. Annual energy consumption will be cut by over 75% compared to a conventional “efficient” modern industrial building.
The project is a pioneer in applying Passive House technology to a tropical monsoon climate, which features steady warm temperatures year round but extremely high relative humidity.
Careful design and engineering of the building systems and enclosure ensures that workers enjoy year-round comfort in a workspace that provides abundant natural light, low humidity, filtered fresh air, and maintains temperatures near a constant 24°C (77°F).
Thorough testing of the airtightness and remote monitoring of the ongoing energy usage provide quantitative confirmation of the building performance, confirming projected operational cost savings for the client and vastly upgraded workplace environmental standards for the employees.
From the outset our agenda was to assemble an integrated project team including local architects, engineers, fabricators and builders to encourage technology transfer and demonstrate the feasibility of high performance building in the region.
▼建筑外墙饰以隔热涂层，exterior with EIFS cladding
By promoting the project and inspiring the local building industry there is a clear path to both reducing carbon emissions and putting an end to worker “sweatshop” conditions.
▼装有太阳能板的屋顶，roof with solar panels