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Active House: The Principle Behind Rhome - The House That Reacts to Its Environment

In the last years the focus on buildings in the cold and continental climates has mainly been on energy savings and it has quite naturally now involved into a holistic view like the active house: an extremely energy efficient building able to create good indoor comfort and adapt actively to summer and winter conditions and its external environment. The Active House Alliance, a non-profit association grouping sector-specific companies (providing the financing), universities and research bodies (including the Milan Polytechnic), has developed a joint regulatory framework for new-build and regeneration briefs based on a holistic approach to project design. The guidelines take into account how a building’s energy efficiency, its environmental impact and occupant health and comfort are all related. An Active House is highly energy efficient, enjoys abundant daylighting and natural...

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