Practices

The Commission is in the process of updating some of the content on this website in light of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. If the site contains content that does not yet reflect the withdrawal of the United Kingdom, it is unintentional and will be addressed.

Availability of components for very low energy residential buildings on the North European Building Market

Share this Post:

This report determines the state-of-the art and the need for further development of components for very low energy residential buildings in Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Poland, Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania. A previous NorthPass study “Barriers to implementation of very low energy residential buildings and how to overcome them" concluded that in some of the participating NorthPass countries there is to some extent a lack of suitable components for very low energy residential buildings. In this report analyses of existing very low energy buildings and reports on very low energy buildings have been made. Designers and contractors of very low energy buildings have been interviewed. Discussions have been carried out with the expert groups involved in the NorthPass study on barriers to implementation of very low energy residential buildings and how to overcome them. The report shows that most components needed for very low energy residential buildings are available on the markets in the participating countries. However, in the Baltic States some airtightness products are not available. The available components have to better marketed, to ensure that e.g. more designers know that they are available. Within the NorthPass project a database with major components needed for very low energy houses was developed. The database is found in www.northpass.eu

This, and other NorthPass result reports can be uploaded from the project website www.northpass.eu