Specifications Required to achieve a Passive House standard

Passive House in Dalem, the Netherlands
Architect:Franke Architekten B.V.
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  • Reduced heat loss by high level insulation on walls, floors, roofs;
  • Use of triple glazed windows;
  • Reduced heat loss by extreme air-tightness of the building;
  • Guaranteed air quality by mechanical ventilation system with highly efficient heat recovery;
  • Use of passive solar energy;
  • Low energy demand by using efficient appliances.
  • Leading to achieving the following Passive House standards:
  • Energy demand for space heating <15 kWh/m².a;
  • Total final energy demand for heating, hot water and household appliances < 42 kWh/m².a