Passive house design: a benchmark for thermal mass fabric integration

L. Rongen,     University of Applied Sciences, Erfurt and Rongen Architects, Germany


We live in a time when energy is becoming more precious. Worldwide energy resources are finite and they seem to be running out faster than expected. At this time when energy consumption is rising dramatically in the emerging markets, the opposition to nuclear energy, which in fact cannot be any solution to dwindling energy resources while open security issues are not resolved, is growing. On 30 June 2011, the federal government of Germany decided by law Germany’s final exit from nuclear energy no later than 31 December 2022. There is also the problem of climate change. We will ...

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