Keywords: energy performance, passive housing, urban environment, certification, case studies, Belgium, design, construction, passive houses
Passive house projects in Belgium
PHP was established in 2002 to introduce the passive house concept in the Flanders Region. Just four years later, demonstration projects and novel technologies are already available for the Benelux market, which swung the local market development by a factor four. Several passive houses are already inhabited. Within the framework of the European project 'Promotion of European Passive Houses', these projects have been documented in English, Dutch and French and this paper discusses design aspects, construction details, and technical information of example projects. The examples highlight the feasibility of the realisation of passive houses in the Low Countries.