Multi-Comfort House hot climate


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The ISOVER Multi-Comfort House. Keep cool in hot countries – Save natural resources.

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2 ISOVER In the warm climates of Southern Europe, heating is less of a problem than in Central or Northern European climates. With minimal total energy consumption, buildings can be kept comfortable all year round. Both heating and cooling requirements need to be considered when defining insulation levels and glazing specifications in Southern Europe. Detailed planning and engineering as well as expert installation are essential for an excellent energy performance. This brochure is meant to help you achieve both comfort and energy efficiency in your home. Dear house owners, planners and...

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ISOVER 3 The Comfort 4-19 For a good life. For everyone. For ever. Keep it cool. Do we really need so much energy for comfort? Cooling and heating energy demand of 15 kWh/m2a. The multiple dimensions of comfort. Live comfortably – at low energy costs. Acoustic comfort for everybody. The Climate 20-25 Different climatic zones. Design principles 26-57 Compact building design and favourable orientation. Caressed and powered by the sun. Thermally insulated and airtight envelope. The Multi-Comfort-House – a gain for every building style. How to avoid thermal bridges. The devil is in the detail:...

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4 ISOVER Life in an ISOVER Multi-Comfort House doesn't need time for settling in. The simple reason is that you won't miss anything, except maybe a couple of annoyances. But honestly: who would seriously miss cold feet, draughty corners and musty or overheated rooms? In the passive house, everyone can enjoy their own patch of paradise. The most inexpensive energy is energy not consumed. It doesn't need to be generated, imported, or paid for. This is the basic concept of the passive house. Since a sufficient amount of warmth remains in the house in the cold season, there is normally no need...

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ISOVER 5 Built-in safety to ensure long life and value. ever. The passive house standard gives you all the freedom you want. Thanks to its preferred humidity range of 30 to 70 %, the good air in the ISOVER Multi-Comfort House prevents the formation of mould and thus structural damage into the distant future. And this ensures the building's high resale value – just in case. Spanish regulations, for example, recommend a relative air humidity of 60 %. the Comfort Ventilation System can also be used for cooling: it forces warm air out of the building and pulls in cool, fresh air. Unique...

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Based on the thermos flask principle, the ISOVER Multi-Comfort House retains its comfortable indoor temperature in summer and winter. In winter, the interior of the building is well protected against loss of heat. In summer, the interior is kept pleasantly cool. Little energy is needed to provide additional cooling during long hot periods. The passive house really lives up to its name by making extensive use of Keep it cool. 6 ISOVER Modern comfort: saving energy instead of consuming more and more. Snugly warm in winter, comfortably cool in summer. The motto for all rooms: Keep warm in...

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ISOVER 7 Every occupant is a heat source. From the roof down to the foundation slab: a jointlessly sealed building envelope ensures thermal and acoustic insulation. And the ventilation system – complete with heat recovery – takes care of fresh air supply and heat distribution. During a hot summer spell, the same components – supported by exterior window shades – reduce heat infiltration into the building. Everything well-insulated and airtight. Multi-family house after energetic refurbishment Thermographic image – before refurbishment: The entire house is a thermal bridge. Thermographic...

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Passive house design is a strategic approach in different locations and climates. Its objective is to minimize energy consumption for heating, ventilation, lighting and cooling. In Northern Europe, the demand for heating energy is still quite high. Naturally, it is lower in Southern Europe where the demand for mechanical cooling has been increasing rapidly. Recently, there is a growing interest in strategies to achieve passive house performance for both heating and cooling, i.e. to reduce total heating and cooling demand to less than 15 kWh/m2a according to the Passive House Planning...

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Energy consumption in liters heating oil per m2 30-25 15-10 5-4 1.5 living space and year liters liters liters liters ISOVER 9 Energy demand in kWh per m2 useful living space and year Heating and cooling kWh/m2a kWh/m2a kWh/m2a kWh/m2a energy demand 300-250 200-150 90-60 # 15 of a typical single-family house Heating 270-230 185-140 80-55 # 10 Cooling 30-20 15-10 10-5 # 5 BUILDING STANDARD Completely insufficient Insufficient Low-energy houses Very low energy houses thermal insulation thermal insulation (passive houses need to Structurally questionable, Thermal renovation is meet this...

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10 ISOVER Cooling and heating ener of 15 kWh/m2a: Judging from outer appearance, an ISOVER Multi-Comfort House may look like a conventional building. But when it comes to interior design, meticulous planning is indispensable. This may be more demanding and cost-intensive – at least at the start. In the end, the new concept will help achieve the crucial energy balance: low energy losses on the one, adapted solar and internal energy gains on the other hand. The inhabitants benefit from low cooling and heating costs while enjoying a pleasantly stable indoor climate and the high, long-term...

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ISOVER 11 gy demand that’s the benchmark. When working with specialist companies, you can normally be sure that the predefined values are achieved. Nevertheless, it's highly advisable to incorporate quality assurance measures in the invitation to tender. These include above all: • Energy demand calculation • Measurement of airtightness (the so-called "Blower Door Test") The planning of passive houses is a highly demanding job that requires elaborate design, considering high efficiency standards and monitoring compliance with these standards. Thanks to detailed planning, the craftsman's job...

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