Very low energy buildings

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Post date: 27 Dic 2009
Type: Evento

The Code for Sustainable Homes was introduced in April 2007 as a standard to improve the overall sustainability of new homes. 'The Code' scores against a star rating system, using one to six stars depending on how the property performs against categories such as energy use, waste, materials and water.
Post date: 22 Dic 2009
Type: News

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

Post date: 18 Dic 2009
Type: Tool

Post date: 18 Dic 2009
Type: Tool

Post date: 18 Dic 2009
Type: Tool

The improvement of the energy performance of nearly 550000 residential units has been financially supported. The new structure of the funding system following the ratio of the energy performance compared to a regular building has proven to be effective and comprehendable also for non-experts. For example an energy efficient house 70 (KfW-Effizienzhaus 70) uses 70 % of the primary energy of a regular building.
Post date: 17 Dic 2009
Type: News