Enhanced comfort, reduced energy consumption.
In the realm of Passive House, meticulous planning and execution are imperative. This precision guarantees a minimal energy demand: envision a 20 m² Passive House room staying warm in winter with the equivalent heat of 10 tea lights or the body warmth of four individuals, even in severe cold climates.
While, in reality, Passive Houses do not rely on tea lights for heating, they leverage efficient heating systems and essential ventilation for optimal indoor air quality.
Remarkably, Passive House structures offer exceptional summer comfort, rendering air conditioning unnecessary in most climates and maintaining minimal requirements even in extreme conditions. In essence, Passive Houses significantly minimize the overall energy required for heating and cooling.
Passive House significantly minimizes building heat losses, rendering extensive heating unnecessary. A substantial portion of the heating demand is met by the sun, occupants, household appliances, and recovered heat from used air. The ventilation system often fulfils the remaining requirements.
Tailored to the Regional Climate, Perfectly
The global applicability to the regional of the Passive climate, perfectly. House Standard ‘‘ remains consistent, employing a universal methodology.
Adaptations, however, emerge in response to regional climates, leading to variations in the attributes of specific components. In warmer regions, emphasis is directed towards integrating passive cooling strategies like shading and window ventilation, ensuring optimal comfort in hotter seasons.
Customization of each Passive House’s distinctive features becomes imperative for optimization in alignment with local conditions.
By Maria Gkika
Maria leads the ARENCOS Civil Engineering team and as a certified Passive House Designer and Consultant coordinates several challenging net-zero projects.