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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.
Post date: 21 Dic 2009
Type: Caso

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 building on the 20 ha former railway area. 7 property developer have submitted their concepts for building story buildings, showing a Heating energy demand between 7 and 15 kWh/m².a. The residual heat energy demand will be covered by district heating and the settlement is very close to an underground station.
Post date: 21 Dic 2009
Type: Caso

The first market approach is called 'Quality Declaration'. The declaration provides a checklist of quality criteria for outstanding boiler installations. It will be issued by installers and should form part of contracts with end consumers. The second approach is referred to as 'Performance Guarantee'. It centres on guarantees of high seasonal efficiencies and energy savings of new heating systems.
Post date: 16 Dic 2009
Type: Noticias

Web suite of building energy simulators that model energy, comfort, and daylighting performance, and give estimates of the long-term cost of utilities. The simulations restrict flexibility in order to offer users greater ease-of-use and speed. The tool can be quickly mastered by non-technical designers, and runs fast enough to allow them the scope to experiment with many different versions of a design during a single sitting.
Post date: 11 Dic 2009
Type: Tool

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Post date: 9 Dic 2009
Type: Evento

The building was completed in 2003 and serves a missionary organisation dispatching goods to developing countries. Its use is multifunctional, serving to provide office accommodation, seminar rooms, restaurant and exhibition facilities, warehousing and a loading bay. It consists of three floors and a basement. Office and public areas are occupied by 40 people and have an area of 1 215 m². The remaining building area is used for parking vehicles (325 m²) and a basement (550 m²). The building is semi-circular with a central atrium.
Post date: 25 Nov 2009
Type: Caso

Website of the organisation "Austrian Society for Environment and Technology", reports of studies and working groups, summaries of project activities
Post date: 22 Nov 2009
Type: Enlace

Post date: 22 Nov 2009
Type: Enlace

Post date: 17 Nov 2009
Type: Tool