Active House

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A new concept for adding flexibility in the Energy Performance Contracting model is currently being developed at a European level. This approach aims to support building owners and investors by promoting comfort and energy-cost savings through active demand response solutions. Additionally, it will have a beneficial effect on the environment as it helps reducing overall emissions.
Post date: 19 Feb 2020
Type: News

CONSTRUCT NIGERIA EXPO ABUJA 2020 – (Formerly ABUJA INVESTMENT EXPO) is organised by Shelter Aid Organisation (SAO) and Business Aid Group (BAG) in collaboration with Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) and a host of other Public and Private Sector Organisations on annual basis to Promote Investment in Housing, Infrastructure and some other sectors of the economy, boost Business Activities and accelerate Economic Development within the country. READ MORE
Post date: 23 Jan 2020
Type: News

New design tool and approaches, and innovative construction methods are enabling architects and engineers to conceive and develop increasingly complex and daring building envelopes. This process is rapidly reshaping our built environment, and transforming the concept of building envelope itself, which is no longer a passive and static element that only separates the indoor environment from the outdoor world.  In this fast changing context, one of the major issues is the evaluation of the performances of such complex façade systems.
Post date: 18 Mar 2019
Type: Event

​The House on the Mountain was conceived as house for one family with three additional holiday apartments.
Post date: 25 May 2017
Type: Case

The “energy eater” European building stock is aiming for a greener future. Researchers are testing an “envelope” system combining active and passive technologies, fitted over the existing façade, to make buildings more efficient. But will it work efficiently under different temperatures, both in northern and southern Europe?  
Post date: 8 Feb 2017
Type: News

Active House General Assembly- open conference on design and development of healthy and comfortable buildings   You are invited to join the Active House General Assembly (GA) taking place on 7. March 2017 at Ecobuild in London.   Before the official part of the General Assembly, the alliance will organize an open conference within the overall Ecobuild theme to foster sustainability for health and happy people.
Post date: 6 Feb 2017
Type: Event

On 19 April 2016, the Active House Alliance announced the official launch of the 2016 Active House Award Contest. Professional house builders, developers and architects are invited to submit their project on sustainable buildings. This will be evaluated based on the Active House vision; the winner will be awarded with an Active House label.     Submission and important dates  
Post date: 21 Apr 2016
Type: News

 The first active house in the United Kingdom is now a fact. It took just 16 weeks to construct and cost £1,000 per m². The house, designed by Professor Phil Jones and his team based at the Welsh School of Architecture (Cardiff University), has been built as a prototype to meet tough targets for zero carbon housing set by UK Government and was officially launched by Edwina Hart AM, The Minister for Economy, Science and Transport, on 16 July 2015.. 
Post date: 23 Jul 2015
Type: News

This document outlines the specifications for designing an Active House, described as a building that combines energy efficiency with specific attention to the indoor climate and focusing on user’s health and well-being. The scope of this specification is residential buildings.  
Post date: 13 May 2015
Type: Publication