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Largest Passive House project in Europe has been opened in Tirol (Austria)

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The largest Passive House project in Europe has been opened in October 2009 in Innsbruck, the capital city of Tirol (Austria). About 35.000 m² (brutto) for 354 flats have been build by the building owner Neue Heimat Tirol, a social housing company providing affordable flats for the citizens. The heat energy demand is to be 15 kWh/m²year. Solar collectors, ground water and wood pellets are covering the energy demand for heating and hot water.
The largest Passive House project in Europe (project Lodenareal) has been opened in October 2009 in Innsbruck, the capital city of Tirol  (Austria). About 35.000 m² (brutto) for 354 flats (26.000 m²) have been build by the building owner Neue Heimat Tirol (www.neueheimattirol.at), a social housing company providing affordable flats for the citizens. The heat energy demand is to be 15 kWh/m².year, as calculated by the PHPP software. Solar thermal collectors (1.050 m²), ground water for preheating (or cooling) of ventilation air, a wood pellets boiler (300 kW) and a condensing gas boiler (326 kW) are covering the energy demand for heating and hot water. The Passive House standard has been certified by the Passivhaus Institute (PHI) - Darmstadt.

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Largest Passive House in Tirol

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To implement Passive House standard is an adequate tool to secure affordable flats within the social housing sector.

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Thursday, 15 October, 2009

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