Memorandum signed to introduce passive house standardsSociety
January 20, the Capital City Housing Corporation and ‘Rongen Architects’ GmbH of Germany signed a memorandum of cooperation to introduce standards of the construction
of Passive House in Mongolia.
Passive house is a voluntary standard for energy efficiency in a building, requiring little energy for space heating or cooling. Passive house buildings make extensive use of their intrinsic heat from internal sources—such as waste heat from lighting, white goods (major appliances) and other electrical devices (but not dedicated heaters)—as well as body heat from the people and other animals inside the building alongside its use of solar heat.
China and east European countries have successfully introduced this standard into their constructional sector. As Russia, which is climatically similar to Mongolia, has introduced the standard into its constructional sector, 800kW electricity is being consumed per a square meter a year, which means it uses 53-time less energy as compared with the conservative constructional technology.