Passive house - a study of future housing
In recent years, energy has become an increasingly important issue for the construction industry. Everyone knows, in principle why houses with low energy consumption should be built but the question is how it should be done and when the revolution starts. Passive House is an alternative for residential buildings in various forms and therefore, this report will describe how well the concept stays compared with traditional houses.
Our conclusions are based on experience and references from NCC and a telephone interview with the architect Hans Eek. We have based our conclusions mainly on energy use and the costs for both NCC and the consumers.
The report concludes that the concept is more than viable for construction industry development and also a necessary point of view in the EU directive of energy use in the future. To brighten the future for the passive houses you need a wider knowledge and more cooperation in the form of education and communication between all involved in the process thus the clients, architects, designers, entrepreneurs and subcontractors.
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