Passive House in Cross Laminated Timber: Sotogrande

Pasive Haus Spain

This villa has a 321 sq m built area on a plot of 1124 sq m in near Sotogrande, San Roque, Cadiz. We are currently waiting for the Building Licence Approval. The building will be to passive House standards. The German Institute of Passive Houses is the leading authority on energy efficient houses. The keyContinue reading

Passive House and Airtight Homes in Spain

Passive House Windows in Spain

Passive House (Passivhaus) is probably the worldwide leading standard for energy efficient buildings. It is a concept that has come out of Germany where the principal problem is keeping your home warm in the winter. Effectively no heating is required in a passive house even though it may be minus 10C outside. In Spain thereContinue reading

Does anyone in Spain really need a Passive House in Spain?

passive house in the snow

Possibly not because although the Passive House standard is possibly the world’s leading design standard in energy efficient construction it’s not adapted to the climate in Spain. In Spain we want inside outside spaces so we can enjoy the wonderful climate. The Passive House design principles include airtightness and a mechanical ventilation and heat exchangerContinue reading