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Passivhaus in the Mediterranean? Strategies for keeping cool in a Passivhaus on the beach 

A significant rise in temperatures is expected in the Mediterranean area in the coming years. Therefore, identifying and implementing effective strategies to reduce indoor temperatures in buildings and reduce the need for air conditioning is increasingly important. This article presents the strategies used in the design of a Mediterranean passive house, located at a stone’s…

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Casa A, Somió, Gijón: single family home certified as PHI Low Energy Building by Praxis

Casa A, Somió, Gijón: single family home certified as PHI Low Energy Building by Praxis This single-family home is located in Somió, Gijón, Asturias, Spain, and was designed byArchitect Juan Ignacio Corominas, and certified as a PHI Low Energy Building by Oliver Stylefrom Praxis. Patricia Borràs was the Passivhaus Designer on the project. Outer walls…

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Dynamic hygrothermal simulation and full-scale validation of a structural insulated panel made from bio-based materials.

Given the environmental impact of the construction sector- responsible for 40% of the total primary energy consumption of the European Union- reducing both the embodied energy of materials at manufacturing stage and minimising operational energy consumption in buildings are urgent tasks.

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