The Passivhaus building standard allows the beneficiaries of these buildings to be participants of a true energy revolution with the best cost/effective ratio in the adopted measures
The 17th and 18th of April in Leipzig, Germany, together with Onyx Solar, more than a hundred participants worldwide will expose different projects as examples, solutions and innovations that abide by this standard for new or renovated buildings.
Besides, looking to promote the Passivhaus standard, Onyx Solar, among others, is part of the EUROPHIT project that is financed by the European Commission through the Intelligent Energy Europe Program.
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Onyx Solar participated in the Passivhaus Open Day celebrated in Arcones, Segovia (Spain)
Surprisingly, Arcones nineteenth centurie´s house is capable of mantaining its temperature at 20 degrees Celsius for every year without any air conditioning equipment. In September of this year, the Passivhaus Building Platform (PEP) organized the open visit to this building where the retrofit measures were carried out, in order to demonstrate how the Passivhaus standard could be achieved.
Directly related to the implementation of this standard, Onyx Solar and PEP, along with other partners, are collaborating in EUROPHIT Project, funded by the European Commission, whose main objective is significantly increasing the quality of one of the most common retrofit methods: carried out gradually over time or “step by step”, prioritizing actions based on its cost-effectiveness relation. Thus, Onyx Solar photovoltaic glass constructive solutions and Passivhaus join forces for a new generation of sustainable buildings.
The Passive House Institute, main promoter of PASSIVHAUS’ Energy Certification, will increase the quality and energy efficiency of the ENERPHIT label focused in buildings refurbishment. Passive House Institute will apply a holistic methodology “step by step” reaching every building construction stage, from the design to the execution.
In this sense, it is essential the inclusion of sustainable technologies that allows the energy self-consumption placing building integrated photovoltaic technologies as one of the most reliable clean sources, both aesthetically and efficiently.
Onyx Solar is involved in the project EUROPHIT, cofinanced by European Commission with Intelligent Energy Europe Program, through its photovoltaic glass solutions adapted to the construction standards. These materials are perfect to increase the energetic efficiency in buildings, key to reach the ambitious energetic goals established by the European Union for horizon 2020.