Solar Sustainable Housing represents a joint venture between the ECBCS and Solar Heating and Cooling (SHC) Task 28. The objective of this Annex is to help achieve in participating countries a significant penetration of solar sustainable housing in the housing markets (i.e. >5%) by the year 2010 by providing builders and institutional real estate investors with:
Good examples of built projects with proven successes,
Hard facts to make cost/benefit decisions on the mix of solar and conservation strategies,
Guidance to improve energy, environmental and cost performance of their own designs.
The Scope of this Annex includes:
Housing types: Multi-family, row, duplex and detached housing
Solar technologies: Passive, active and PV solar use, natural cooling and daylighting involving the building envelope and struture.
Conservation technologies: Super insulation and windows, thermal bridge avoidance, ventilation and heat recovery systems.
Spin-off technologies: For retrofitting extsiting buildings.
The Annex will accomplish its objectives in four phases:
Market Assessment and Communication
Design and Analysis
Construction and Demonstration
Measurement and Evaluation
Results will be the collective efforts of the Annex will lead to the following publications and activities:
Planned publications :
Model Solar Sustainable Houses (WWW site),
Marketable Solar Sustainable Housing: Plans, Details and Performance (Book)
Guide to Cost Effective Design (Handbook).
Activities: Demonstration Buildings and Workshops and Symposia.
BCS: Dr. Hans Erhorn
Frauhofer Institute of Building Physics
Tel: +49 711 970 3380Email
Dr. Robert Hastings
Energy & Environment GmbH
CH 8304 Wallisellen
Tel: +41 1 883 1717 or 16
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Finland, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland