While most industrial and logistics warehouses comprise windowless walls and roofs, The Field Lab decided to optimise the use of natural light in the main warehouse by fitting 48 skylights in the roof. This reduces the need for artificial lighting.
The office building is classified as passive. The building satisfies passive criteria in terms of heating energy requirements, total energy consumption and airtightness. The insulation, particularly for heat channels, is extremely effective: triple glazing, dual-flow ventilation and sunscreens are all present.
Renewable energy sources : geothermal
The building is fitted with geothermal systems. Four 100m wells reach down to a depth where the ground temperature is relatively stable throughout the year. The heat pump sucks in this energy and increases it in order to achieve appropriate temperatures for heating thanks to radiant panels. Geothermal solutions produce 42% less CO2 and consume 33% less primary energy than traditional "gas" solutions.
Renewable energy sources : solar
The photovoltaic panel system generates the equivalent of the electrical consumption of 50 average households and a solar thermal panel system covers 80% of energy requirements for the production of hot water.