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Nearly-zero energy use buildings

From December 2020, all new construction buildings must be NZEB (Nearly-Zero Energy Building). Therefore, a nearly-zero energy building aims at meeting international protocols on CO2 emissions reduction established by the Paris Agreement. The design and constructive goals of a nearly-zero energy building are summarised as follows: Significant reduction of energy demand by high insulation and […]

What is a passive house?

A passive house is a dwelling with high thermal comfort and low energy demand. This sort of dwellings are designed and constructed according to German Passivhaus standard requirements. Fundamentals of a Passive House A passive house is designed by considering the locations’ climate and geographical conditions. It is planned based on a proper sun capture […]

Passivhaus dwellings and their impact on utility bills

The Passivhaus certificate is a document officially ensuring that a property can be classified as a “Passivhaus dwelling”, that is, a sustainable dwelling. These constructions are based on a stringent control of their infiltrations, thermal insulation and renewable energies utilisation. Here we will talk about their impact on utility bills. The most efficient tariff When […]

What is thermal comfort?

Generally, when we talk about indoor air quality and the ventages of living in a Passivhaus dwelling, we refer to the great thermal comfort. But what is the thermal comfort? Thermal comfort is when the people using a building do not experience any cold or hot feelings, that is, when humidity, temperature and air movement […]