Passive House = Active Savings

We often wonder why we have reached this point, the critical limit of sustainability, far humans have only just consume and squander without worrying about their environment and much less about the future that awaits you. The reason is simple, not educated us for it and therefore there is a lack of awareness, a void in our minds now tries to fill quickly by numerous organizations and associations to take a leap towards counteracting this apocalyptic point in return.

Although in the world of architecture awareness and "sustainable" concept takes decades to develop, speculative desire and obsession greater economic benefit by investors not "allowed" to develop buildings or dwellings extensively with materials and systems that truly equal a lower energy consumption and laid the foundations for a new model for the future.

It is now, when a new way of thinking about the environment and actually making people change their ideas and consequently change of habits. The economic savings, technology and the environment are not isolated concepts, but they take a common sense it worth betting.

The passive house, or energy efficient house

Etiqueta energética
Energy labels: G (less efficient) < A (more efficient)

The German certification “Standard Passive House” (A, A , A ) It has set a precedent as a model building, thinking in the pocket of the people and the Mother Nature. It is getting to minimize the energy consumption of the building or dwelling using a combination of insulation and efficient heating systems.

Currently when insulate a house there are multiple solutions depending on budget, materials and climatic conditions where it is located. Materials such as Wood fiber, frames with thermal break, systems like double glazing, and correct sealing of the outer shell reduce the maximum penetration of air into, and energy consumption.

Good thermal insulation multiply their effectiveness if they accompany a cold system efficient heat / as is the aerotermia. This system through an external apparatus collects calories particles containing ambient air and an internal circuit through the intelligently manages. There are also systems such as ventilation clean-air, allowing ventilate the house without opening the windows and avoid a loss or gain of heat, with consequent energy expenditure.


A combination of all these systems makes our electricity bill is reduced between a 60% and 80% (or even more), depending on the year of construction of our housing and heating / cooling use, allowing a maximum consumption 15 kWh/m2 per annum.

In summary:

THERMAL INSULATION + AEROTERMIA + CLEAN-AIR allow huge energy savings, resulting in minimal cost to the household economy and a great investment for the environment, and for the future…

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Written by Miguel Angel García

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