Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

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SOLCER House: Wale´s first low-cost positive energy house

Experts from the Welsh School of Architecture (Cardiff University) have designed and built Wales’ first low-cost energy positive house. The "Smart Operation for a Low Carbon Energy Region" (SOLCER) House is capable of exporting more energy to the...

CO2-neutral heat supply of a renovated multi-family house in Munich

 Project summaryThree multi-family houses built between 1949 and 1957 have been modernised and given an energy efficient retrofit with the aim of achieving a CO2-neutral heat supply. The urban densification of the existing space by...

Kingspan Lighthouse

Building envelope: The Kingspan Lighthouse adopted a 'fabric first' approach utilising the Kingspan TEK Building System which consists of SIP panels comprising a rigid urethane core with OSB autohesively bonded on...

First passive house-standard educational facility operated as PPP: Seecampus Niederlausitz

The science-oriented campus, which is situated on a 58,000 m² site adjacent to the Südteich lake, offers space for the 880 students from the Emil-Fischer High School, Schwarzheide, and Lausitz Sixth Form College. The two schools will share...

Daycare Center "Die Sprösslinge", Monheim (Germany)

Building envelop: Optimized building envelope and cubature Polyurethane insulation boards (λ= 0.028 W/m•K), approx. 200 mm (Passive house) triple-glazed windows (approx. U= 0.70 to 0.90 W/m²•K) Building envelope (mean...

An example of a very low energy house in the East of France

Building EQ - Tools and methods for linking EPBD and continuous commissioning

Programme area: SAVE, Multiplying success in buildings Status: finished Coordinator:Nicolas Rehault Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems,Germany E-mail: nicolas.rehault@ise....

Solhuset

EnergyThe purely architectural solutions – the form of the building and the choice of materials including high performance glass and generous amounts of insulation – ensure that even without any high-tech renewable...

World largest Passive House settlement "Eurogate" started in Vienna (Austria)

In October 2009 the construction work of the world largest Passive House settlement with 1.700 flat at 100.000 m² has started.  Within a tender the City administration of Vienna has stated the Passive House standard as a precondition for...

Effinergie: the French reference for low energy buildings

The Effinergie association was created in May 2006 to promote low energy buildings in France. The initiative was taken by regional authorities, and particularly the Alsace, Franche-Comté, Languedoc-Roussillon and Rhône-Alpes regions. The...