The implementation of the planned Lithuanian Longlife pilot project as a dormitory for Klaipeda University

Longlife Invest will implement a sustainable, energy-efficient building with minimized operational cost as a new dormitory of two blocks for the Klaipeda University. The Klaipeda University is the investor and the owner of the new dormitory. The Government of the Republic of Lithuania granted Klaipeda University to construct on a new property. The investment in Klaipeda is the exemplary implementation of the developed Lithuanian pilot project in the main stage project Longlife. The main stage project Longlife has developed five sustainable and energy-efficient buildings as pilot projects in Denmark, Poland, Lithuania, Germany and additional Russia. The integrated planning process for the pilot projects was supported by the Longlife Prototype Catalogue, a selection of pre-certified materials, elements and innovative technologies, which perform the Longlife benchmarks and standards. Longlife benchmarks and standards optimize the structural design and building technology system of sustainable and energy-efficient buildings. This leads to reduction of CO2 emissions, fossil energy consumption and minimize the operational costs during the building´s lifecycle. By comparison the initial and operating costs of a "conventional" building and a Longlife Building, the owner will save money with the Longlife building in its lifecycle.

The implementation planning and the construction process will be accompanied with on-going monitoring and evaluation activities.  The Longlife invest project partners will prove with the Longlife Performance Pass (LLPP) the energy performance, CO2 performance and life cycle costs of the dormitory in reference to the Longlife benchmarks and standards. The Longlife Institute e.V. , non-profit association founded in the main stage project Longlife, will be the auditor.

The dissemination of the technology transfer and the process of realization as the innovation and demonstration character of the investment will be transferred with study tours, trainings courses, public workshops, site webcam and through Klaipeda University TV.

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Draft of facade design, student dormitory
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Brick facade of the new student dormitory in Klaipeda