Taking an active interest in Passivhaus
This year’s Passivhaus seminar programme at Ecobuild is sponsored by Saint-Gobain Isover and next week I’ll be speaking in one of the sessions
The presentation, which takes place on 20 March in Gallery Rooms 4 & 5, will provide attendees with an overview of the Saint-Gobain Isover Multi-Comfort concept construction principles.
I’ll be presenting from 16.40 – 17.00 so if you’re heading to Ecobuild next week don’t forget to include it in your exhibition planner. In the meantime, here’s some Multi-Comfort and Passivhaus facts to whet your appetite:
- A home built to Passivhaus standards can eliminate up to 90 per cent of traditional household energy costs
- In winter, it is entirely possible to heat a 20m² room in a Passivhaus or Multi-Comfort house with just ten tea lights or two 100 watt bulbs
- In a Multi-Comfort house optimal room temperatures of 20˚C are maintained all year round with minimal use of active heating
- The energy demands of a Multi-Comfort house can be as low as 1.5 litres of heating oil or 15kWh per metre square per year for a typical one-family house, compared with 30 litres of heating oil or 300kWh per square metre per year for a completely insufficiently insulated home
It’s not just for houses
The real beauty of the Isover Multi-Comfort concept – apart from the incredible energy savings they deliver – is that it can be applied to any building style and is suitable for use in both new and retrofit construction, domestic and commercial.
Join me at Ecobuild to find out more.
Mark Allen Technical Development Manager, Saint-Gobain Isover