Sunday, January 3, 2010

Passive House

What is the Passive House? The Passive House concept represents today's highest energy standard with the promise of slashing the heating energy consumption of buildings by an amazing 90% To attain such a outstanding results, Passive House should be designed and built following the next seven principles:
  • Superinsulate
  • Eliminate thermal bridges
  • Make it airtight
  • Specify energy or heat recovery ventilation
  • Specify high-performance windows and doors
  • Optimize passive-solar and internal gains
  • Model energy gains and loses using the PHPP
Source: Passive House Institute US

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