The core measures of the energy concept are:a highly efficient airtight facade system without thermal bridges that reduces the heating and cooling need to a minimum and provides at the same time a high daylight quality. The energy need shall be reduced by factor 5 compared to regular new buildings in the area
ground coupled capillary tubes in the plastry of the ceilings for a comfortable and stable indoor climate in summer and winter
The Passivhaus Institut was founded in 1996, by Dr. Wolfgang Feist, as an independent research institution. It employs physicists, mathematicians and civil, mechanical and environmental engineers, performing research and development on highly efficient energy buildings.