WHY PASSIVE HOUSES?
ouse Habitat builds passive houses with almost zero consumption. Energy efficient, ecological and healthy houses; which use the resources of bioclimatic architecture combined with an energy efficiency far superior to traditional construction. They are houses with very low energy consumption which offer throughout the year a comfortable ambient temperature without the application of conventional heating (as opposed to the traditional construction). The European Directive aims that in 2020, all new buildings have almost zero energy consumption. We are already applying it in our homes.
CRITERIA OF A PASSIVE HOUSE
assive houses are houses that use resources of bioclimatic architecture, but combining this with unrivalled energy efficiency: they are airtight houses. Windows are to be opened and to let the light enter, although they are not made to prevent heat from escaping. The isolation of these homes is absolute, and the renewal of air is performed through a ventilation system with a heat exchanger, which renews the air preventing heat from escaping.