Posted on March 24, 2016
Passive House Component Awards 2016
Collective Architecture in partnership with Vaventis BV have come second in the Passive House Component Awards 2016 for ventilations solutions in residential buildings.
The approaches for building retrofits selected by an independant jury are not only characterised by a high level of energy efficiency, but also by their economic viability. The presentation of the Award will take place at the 20th International Passive House Conference which is to be held on 22 and 23 April in Darmstadt.
The proposed design achieved a good rating particularly in the category “Suitability for step-by-step retrofitting”
“Renovation of the existing building stock is key to meeting the long term energy and climate goals of the European Union”, says Vincent Berrutto of the EU agency EASME (Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises). That is the reason why EU programmes have "over several years supported the development of the Passive House concept and its wider adoption in the mass market.” But we also need to see more innovative products entering the market, says Berrutto. “This Component Award is an excellent way of supporting those aims.”