“Too cheap to meter”
You remember that promise fr
om the nuclear industry? Electricity will drop in costss far, that it will not be wise to even measure the consumption you have – thisin and again, last time, in connection with the liberation ofmany is some 250 € (per year!). That’s what others normallyy efficiency”-path is much more economi-sive for the consumers.
akind of promise came agathe market for electricity. In reality most of us have seen electricity prices rising inthe past decades – and where it didn’t rise, there have been significant tax payerpaid subventions. This is not surprising – as long as our electricity consumptionmainly depends on not sustainable energy sources – which are going to be moreand more expensive.But: Now, in a Passive House, the total energy consumption is so low, that it is notnecessary to meter. You heard right – the heating bill in a typical 100 m² PassiveHouse dwelling in Gerpay per month. The costs for doing the measurements of heat consumption is inthe range of 100 €/yr. And doing the measurement, you might save 15% of theenergy – that would be just some 38 €/yr – it’ not worth the effort! Therefore, thereare already projects, in which measurements have been totally suspended and a“flat rate” has been announced instead.So,
efficiency can already today fulfil a promise
, energy suppliers came up with – but never came even near to make it happen.Or, to say it in another way: The “energcally attractive than the “oil, coal and nuclear”-path. It’s not just cleaner, healthierand environmentally sound – it’s also less expen
Everybody can learn it:http://bit.ly/PassDesign
So, the secret is – that it is
a secret. Every architectand every civil engineer can learn how to build a Passiveme information needed, some
House. Yes, there is soknow how required. It’s like learning to swim or learningto ride a bike. But, after being informed about theprinciple and after having gained some experience – everyone, who can build a home also can build aPassive House. There are special educational programsavailable in all parts of Europe and America to learn thiscompetence.
With a well insulated building envelope a home, an office and every other spaceused by persons automatically has improved indoor thermal comfort conditions,perature differences.less temperature differences, less drafts, less radiation temLiz Male put it this way:
“Passivhaus is a fantastic comfort standard(not just energy & carbon standard) – that will make it awinning proposition”.
“This is green without the