passive buildings

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Passive House in Different Climates. The Path to Net Zero   This book introduces the seven Passive House principles, to help create super-insulated, airtight buildings that require minimal energy use to heat, cool, dehumidify, and ventilate, providing good levels of indoor air quality and year-round comfort. Seventeen case studies in four climate zones---marine, cold and very cold, mixed-dry and hot-dry, and mixed-humid and hot-humid---and in ten countries, show how to achieve net-zero energy regardless of the building’s location or type.  
Post date: 9 Úno 2017
Type: Publication

This book, released by Passive House California (PHCA), presents 32 Passive House buildings located across California and documents how the Passive House Standard is being utilised to meet the State’s goals of carbon reduction and climate change.   Contents include:  
Post date: 9 Úno 2017
Type: Publication

The “energy eater” European building stock is aiming for a greener future. Researchers are testing an “envelope” system combining active and passive technologies, fitted over the existing façade, to make buildings more efficient. But will it work efficiently under different temperatures, both in northern and southern Europe?  
Post date: 8 Úno 2017
Type: Novinky

Treet or "The Tree" in Norwegian proves that sustainable solutions for buildings in an urban context can indeed be achieved by working across different sectors to create a cost-efficient, modular high-rise building using a prefabrication process. Finding inspiration in the long history of wood construction in Norway and, in particular timber bridge building, the decision to build a tall wood high-rise in Bergen was definitely appropriate. Along the way, Treet has also set a new record for being one of the tallest timber buildings to date.
Post date: 4 Led 2017
Type: Věc

Magdalena Rozanska: "It was five years of hard work and we learnt many lessons along the way"   As a dedicated architect, Magdalena Rozanska strongly believes in retrofitting, making old buildings energy efficient and adapting them to modern energy standards. She has been coordinating the MeeFS project, which started in 2012, and aimed at developing an innovative multifunctional and energy efficient façade system. She sums up the achievements so far.  
Post date: 27 Pro 2016
Type: Novinky

On 30 November 2016, the Passive House Institute (PHI) announced that the world’s first Passive House building has increased its already high energy efficiency level and now relies on renewable energy.  
Post date: 12 Pro 2016
Type: Novinky

Houses built with bio-based materials, such as timber, straw and hemp, act as CO2 banks. Experts explain how citizens can become custodians of atmospheric carbon dioxide and thus help reduce air pollution.   Domestic efforts play an important role in curbing global warming. Besides producing and using renewables, homes can also act as banks that store CO2. This innovative building model exploits bio-based materials, such as timber, straw and hemp, which act as “carbon sequestrators.”  
Post date: 28 Lis 2016
Type: Novinky

Post date: 15 Čer 2015
Type: Event

Located in Burnham Overy Staithe, in Norfolk, United Kingdom, these Passivhaus units consist of a terrace of three dwellings, forming part of a mixed development of affordable and open market housing reflecting the local vernacular of traditional fisherman's cottages.
Post date: 3 Čer 2015
Type: Věc