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 theÂ energy efficiency must be significantly promoted in Bosnia and Herzegovina. TheÂ concept of passive houses is extremely important as an example of energyÂ efficiency as an overall set of measures that result in a minimum expenditureÂ of energy for domestic use. The concept offers solutions to significantlyÂ reduce energy consumption for existing facilities and especially for buildingsÂ under construction. One of the main features of a passive house is that energyÂ consumption for heating on an annual basis may not exceed 15 kWh/m2, asÂ compared with current spending 150-250 kWh/m2, which results in a decrease inÂ spending for an incredible 10-16 times.
The passive houses concept wasÂ developed, tested and verified in the last 20 years and an increasing number ofÂ buildings around the world adapted this concept. Guided by the idea that BosniaÂ must be included in the global trends â€“ Energis, as the organizer of thisÂ year’s EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) will promote energy efficiency withÂ an emphasis on the passive house. The EUSEW will be held on the SarajevoÂ Children Square and will display solutions that help households toÂ significantly reduce energy costs and that their facilities closer to thatÂ concept. Also, a professional conference which will be present details of theÂ concept to BiH experts in the field of construction.
EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) isÂ a campaign conducted by the European Union with the aim of raising publicÂ awareness about energy efficiency and renewable energy sources. The centralÂ event EUSEW is being held in Brussels, Belgium and it involves the mostÂ important political and social figures from all over Europe. EUSEW is heldÂ annually since 2006 and has organized over 300 events across Europe, while thisÂ year reported over thirty events. More information regarding EUSEW and “MyÂ Future House” can be found here.