Energy Upgrading of Buildings & Construction of Green Buildings (Passive Building)

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The design of a “passive” building has been successfully applied to both residential and commercial buildings, for the construction of modern, healthy, robust, energy-efficient and affordable buildings.

  • Passive Building indicates the protection of the environment and the significant savings on energy bills. Indicatively, it needs about 90% less energy than a corresponding conventional building as it primarily uses the sun as a heat source.
  • Sustainable buildings are passively heated by the efficient use of the sun, internal heat sources and heat recovery. As a result, conventional heating systems are not necessary even on the coldest winter days.
  • During the summer the Passive Building uses passive cooling techniques, such as proper shading and night-time natural ventilation design, in order to keep cool. As a result, the building needs only 15 Kwh/m2 per year for cooling or heating and in addition the base energy does not exceed 120 Kwh/m2 per year.

Advice for the implementation of Passive Building

  • We provide certification to the Passive House, EnerPHit and PHI Low Energy Building energy standards set by the Passive House Institute (PHI) of which we are a member.
  • We implement the design for: Thermal Mass, Shading, Night Natural Ventilation and Light Geothermal of Air.
  • We provide Advice and Supervision of Insulation for the Building Shell, which is a particularly important element in the development of building technology. A properly insulated building shell, and the application of intelligent devices to the building shell during the winter, keeps heat inside the building, while in the summer it prevents it from entering the building.
  • Advice and Supervision for good window insulation.

Correctly designed, insulated and installed frames participate in the optimal use of the heating potential of the sun.

  • Advice and supervision for building ventilation and energy recovery.

Passive Building ventilation systems provide clean air, free of pollen and dust, with maximum energy efficiency through heat recovery and humidity control.

  • Advice and supervision for air-tightness of the building shell and prevention of air leaks.

Because the climate changes on a seasonal and daily basis, the building shell must respond to the constant climate changes. Passive Buildings are designed to avoid air leakage of the building shell, thereby increasing energy efficiency and preventing air currents and moisture damage.

  • Advice and Supervision to minimize thermal bridges.

Minimising thermal bridges and weak points in the building shell contributes to creating a pleasant and stable temperature, while eliminating moisture damage and increasing energy efficiency.

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