New environmental awareness in the construction industry, EU calls for passive house guidelines the Conference for the first time at the Oct 30 this year in Barcelona will take place. It is organized by the PLATAFORMA DE EDIFICACIoN passive house, PEP, in cooperation with the Chamber of architects of Catalunya. Aim is to promote the passive house standards in Spain after German model. Hence notable professionals from Germany participate in the lecture series. The event is to see that the EU vigorously calls for the introduction of the passive house standards for all new buildings in 2011 since 2008 and against the background. The passive house differs from the low energy by the fact that the passive, which means energy savings without energy supply from outside is reached. Effects based on: high thermal insulation is natural cross ventilation in summer mechanical ventilation with heat recovery, the strict control of thermal bridges leak testing aerodynamic structure essential the use of high quality materials and careful execution. In Spain, the normative implementation is more difficult as in Germany.
The differences between North and South are significantly greater than in Germany, as the temperature changes in the season and in the course of the day. While in Germany, the lightbulbs is the main problem, the emphasis especially in southern Spain on the cooling, in the living room as well as in the commercial sector. A modern passive house reached an energy consumption for heating and cooling by 10% of a conventional House. The topic is increasingly in times of rising energy costs an important aspect is also in a tangible environmental discharge. The construction costs for a prefabricated House often exceed the cost of a conventional House only marginally. That a passive house can be also aesthetically interesting, we want to document the example with the bottom. PEP organized this Conference to promote the passive house standard and its implementation both in the countries of Central Europe and in the South of Europe and its introduction in Spain.