Energy Retrofits

In Europe as in much of the rest of the world, older buildings account for the greatest share of energy used in building sector. A great number of these buildings will require overall or partial refurbishment in the near future. Such occasions are perfect opportunities to significantly reduce the energy consumption of our building stock while simultaneously prolonging the life of the building in question.

View on the apparmtent house after renovation (left), Thermography picture of the same appartment house after renovation (right), Photos © PHI

In any successful retrofit, a high priority must be placed on the quality of the resulting structure, the comfort it provides its occupants and its future energy demands. Luckily, these aspects go hand in hand. Over the last two decades, this has been proven with tens of thousands of structures built to the Passive House Standard – the only international performance standard for energy efficiency in buildings.