The Energy House is the World's First 'Passive House Premium' Building

 - Nov 5, 2015
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The Energy House is a building, located in Kaufbeuren, Germany, that is all set to be classed as the world's first Passive House Premium certification. This building has annual heating needs of only 8 kWh, while its roof is equipped with a special 250 square meter photovoltaic system that draws in energy from the sun.

The building's energy efficiency is also the result of triple-glazed windows that offer excellent thermal protection, not to mention a ventilation system that is equipped with quality heat recovery mechanisms. The building also has a ground-source heat pump that offers any additional heating and hot water that may be required. Surplus energy generated by the photovoltaic panels is fed back into the grid.

Eco-friendly architecture is taking on new levels of importance at a time when energy is exceedingly expensive and difficult to obtain, and the Energy House is leading the charge.