Even people’s body heat contributes by a calorific value of approximately 80 watts to heating an interior, according to data in Isover’s new guide to planning and realising the Multi-Comfort building of the future.
This is a building whose construction benefits from a sealed insulation envelope, which allows no gaps or thermal bridges, and optimises heat gain or loss to provide comfortable indoor climate, regardless of season.
Research shows a Passive House will require 75% less space heating than a conventionally built new house, and up to 90% less compared to old buildings. It also uses less than 1.5 litres of heating oil or 1.5m³ of natural gas per square metre per year.
“Built for the future – The Isover Multi-Comfort House” discusses the concept, advises on how to design and plan to it, and shows case studies of new-build and refurbished houses, apartments, offices and schools. It also details the sustainability of mineral glass wool insulation and is available from Isoveremail@example.com.
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