Design of buildings


Mid term

Sustainability components

  • GHG emissions
  • Air quality
  • Soil
  • Water
  • Biodiversity
  • Animal welfare
  • Economic
  • Social
  • Technical feasibility

Climate risk region


Weather event addressed

Very high temperatures / Heat wave

Farming system


Description of the measure

Redesign barns and milking parlour for allowing passive ventilation

Comments on sustainability

Open barns (8 meters height and no walls) have shown to be successful for enhancing passive ventilation. However, it entails a complete re-building of the farm facilities , with the positive effect of making the farm more efficient, being the negative aspect a very hgh investment. Other partial solutions exist, such as shading East-South parts of the barn, installing walls that can be removed, better insulation of roofs, etc.