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Property Mallorca: Passive House in S'Alqueria Blanca presents itself at passive house - Conference in Barcelona


Casa Pasiva Majorca and AM Inmobiliaria Mallorca present luxury country house
as a passive-
house on first passive house conference in Spain.

Mallorca / Barcelona: Two premieres there in a few days to be admired. On the first Passive House Conference in Spain, Casa
Pasiva Majorca will also announce the first approved luxury country house as a certified luxury property in Passive house construction to interested professionals.

The conference will be the first time on Oct 30, 2009 in Barcelona. It will be hosted by the U.S. PLATAFORMA edificación PASSIVHAUS, PEP, in cooperation with the Chamber of Architects Catalunya.
The aim is to promote the passive house standard in Spain after the German model. At the lecture series renowned experts from Germany are taking part.
The event can also be seen against the background that the EU strongly since 2008, the introduction of the Passive House standards calls for all new buildings from 2011.

The Passive is different from the low energy because the energy savings, "passive", ie without any energy from outside is reached.
Effects are based on:
High insulation
Natural cross-ventilation in summer
Mechanical ventilation with heat recovery
Strict control of thermal bridges
Leak test
Aerodynamic structure

The essential factor is the use of quality materials and careful execution.

In Spain, the normative implementation is more difficult than in Germany. The differences between North and South are much bigger than in Germany, as the temperature fluctuations in the season and during the day.

While in Germany is heating the main problem, the focus is mainly in southern Spain on the cooling, both in residential and commercial construction.

A modern passive house achieved a power consumption for heating and cooling of 10% of a conventional house.

The subject is in times of rising energy costs increasing to date - a crucial aspect lies next to it in a significant environmental burden.

The construction cost for greater than one passive that often takes the cost of a conventional house, only slightly. The fact that a passive can also be aesthetically intressant we want to document in Majorca with the luxury property as certified passive house.

PEP is organizing this conference with the aim of the passive house standard and its implementation both in the central European countries to promote the south of Europe and its introduction in Spain. With these initiatives PEP aims to involve professionals in the construction industry, with government - as well as universities and interested developers for innovative projects.