My Future House is a Passive House

My Future House is a Passive House

Centre for Education and Raising Awareness of Energy Efficiency – Energis conducted a survey among the visitors of its portal about the concept of passive houses. The poll question, “Are you familiar with the concept of passive houses?” only 11% of visitors said they fully know what a passive house is. The vast majority, or

Centre for Education and Raising Awareness of Energy Efficiency – Energis conducted a survey among the visitors of its portal about the concept of passive houses. The poll question, “Are you familiar with the concept of passive houses?” only 11% of visitors said they fully know what a passive house is. The vast majority, or 84.5% of the respondents did not know or were not sufficiently familiar with the concept, while the rest answered “I’m not sure”. A similar survey was conducted among experts in the field of construction which showed that only 26% of experts in the field are familiar with the concept of passive houses.

These are clear indications that the energy efficiency must be significantly promoted in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The concept of passive houses is extremely important as an example of energy efficiency as an overall set of measures that result in a minimum expenditure of energy for domestic use. The concept offers solutions to significantly reduce energy consumption for existing facilities and especially for buildings under construction. One of the main features of a passive house is that energy consumption for heating on an annual basis may not exceed 15 kWh/m2, as compared with current spending 150-250 kWh/m2, which results in a decrease in spending for an incredible 10-16 times.

The passive houses concept was developed, tested and verified in the last 20 years and an increasing number of buildings around the world adapted this concept. Guided by the idea that Bosnia must be included in the global trends – Energis, as the organizer of this year’s EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) will promote energy efficiency with an emphasis on the passive house. The EUSEW will be held on the Sarajevo Children Square and will display solutions that help households to significantly reduce energy costs and that their facilities closer to that concept. Also, a professional conference which will be present details of the concept to BiH experts in the field of construction.

EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is a campaign conducted by the European Union with the aim of raising public awareness about energy efficiency and renewable energy sources. The central event EUSEW is being held in Brussels, Belgium and it involves the most important political and social figures from all over Europe. EUSEW is held annually since 2006 and has organized over 300 events across Europe, while this year reported over thirty events. More information regarding EUSEW and “My Future House” can be found here.

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