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Passivhus – en litteraturstudie över framtidens byggnader
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Passive houses – a literature study of buildings for the future

The housing and services sectors account for about 40 percent of Sweden’s total energy use.Because of the large energy consumption in Sweden, tangible environmental threats,decreasing oil resources, high energy prices, political objectives and a greater awareness ofthe environment there is increased interest in building more energy efficient houses. A passivehouse is an energy efficient building, with a good indoor climate and well-functioningventilation with heat recovery, which generally does not use any traditional heating device.Instead, the houses generate heat from humans, household appliances and through solarheating. Heat leakage is minimized in order for passive heating to work, and therefore itsbuilding envelope needs to be very airtight and well insulated. This master’s thesis explainsthe passive house concept in relation to Swedish conditions, describes their function and howthe structure of these can be performed. The report also provides different solutions forpassive houses. The project is based on information from books, the Internet and scientificarticles. There are many solutions for how a passive house can be designed to achieve and notexceed the requirements of the given specifications for passive houses. It is up to each projectto determine which solution should be used. Building passive houses is a good investment,where the additional costs such as more insulation and more energy efficient windows will berepaid. In order to define a building as passive, there are some requirements to be achieved.However, there are no requirements that govern the building’s

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2010. , 45 p.
Keyword [en]
passive house, energy efficient, energy consumption, solutions
National Category
Natural Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-34967OAI: diva2:327238
Available from: 2010-06-28 Created: 2010-06-28 Last updated: 2010-08-18Bibliographically approved

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