EnergyVille 1, was designed by the internationally acknowledged firm of architects Kempe Thill and is an energy-efficient building which exchanges heat and electricity with its surroundings. The building was officially inaugurated on 22 September 2016 and encompasses all facilities a top research institute needs. It functions as a unique living lab with advanced lab infrastructure in which 250 researchers of EnergyVille work in an interdisciplinary way. Additionally, the building strives for a BREEAM Excellent certification, a rating for the optimal sustainability of a building. To realize this, the building was equipped with numerous sustainable and intelligent facilities and technologies. The ultimate aim is an efficient way of consuming and managing energy without any loss of comfort for the users.