STAR GARMENT PASSIVE HOUSE DEVELOPMENT CENTRE

Sri Lanka, Katunayake

- 2017
A pioneering passive house retrofit in Sri Lanka creates an economic catalyst and model for sustainable development.
Exterior facade with solar screen panels
Exterior view with open structural grid and plantings
Corner entrance and landscaping
Existing exterior
Existing interior
Exterior facade with solar screen panels
Exterior view with open structural grid and plantings
Corner entrance and landscaping
Existing exterior
Existing interior

Design Team

Jordan Parnass

Kevin Hennessey

Philip Weller

Yereem Park

Consultants

Lead Architect & Interior Design - Vinod Jayasinghe Associates (Pvt) Ltd (Sri Lanka)

PH & Energy Consultants - Steven Winter Associates

Mechanical Engineering - Chandana Dalugoda Consultants

Structural Engineering - Ajith Vandebona PE

Quantity Surveying - Prasad Jasinghe, VFORM Consultants

MEP Engineering- Kosala Kamburadeniya PE

Contractors

Tritech Engineering

Photography

Renderings by VJA

Star Garment Group is a Sri Lankan apparel manufacturer that provides high quality, ethical product development, sourcing and production services.

JPDA were engaged as Passive House Designers to oversee the renovation of an obsolete factory building in an industrial park in Katunayake, to create a new green product development center that would be a model for high performance buildings in the region.

Working in collaboration with a talented team of local architects and engineers, an integrated design process and detailed energy modelling by Steven Winter Associates led to the development of a Passive House performance spec for the new facility.

Engineered to meet EnerPHit standards for efficiency, the project will result in a greater than 75% reduction in primary energy use, while providing occupants with a temperate, comfortable working environment.