Single-Family Houses That Meet The Future Energy Demands

Jørgen Rose, Svend Svendsen

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In 1990 the Danish Government decided to make an effort to reduce the heat demand of new buildings by 50% before the year 2000. In 1995 a new Building Code (Boligministeriet 1995) was introduced, which resulted in a 25% reduction compared to the previous Building Code (Boligministeriet 1988). Before any further tightening of the regulations are introduced, however, it is necessary to illustrate the consequences of such actions with regard to finance, building technology, indoor climate and comfort. Therefore a series of investigations and experimental projects are being launched, in order to examine these consequences thoroughly. The department is presently contributing to this end by participating in quite a few investigative projects, where single-family houses are designed to meet the proposed future energy demands. This paper describes the results obtained from one such project where the department, in co-operation with a major building entrepreneur, has developed a single-family house that shows that there are no evident problems in meeting the future energy demands.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th Symposium on Building Physics in the Nordic Countries
Number of pages920
VolumeVolume 1
Place of PublicationTrondheim, Norway
PublisherSkipnes AS
Publication date2002
ISBN (Print)82-91412-02-2
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Event6th Symposium on Building Physics in Nordic Countries - Trondheim, Norway
Duration: 17 Jun 200219 Jun 2002
Conference number: 6


Conference6th Symposium on Building Physics in Nordic Countries


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