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Past Work

Passive-On

Whilst still member of the end-us Efficiency Research Group at the Politecnico di Milano, Andrew Pindar developed and then lead the Passive-on, project to spread the use of the Passivhaus construction standard in the Mediterranean countries of southern Europe.

The proposal received a grant from the Energy Intelligent Europe programme for a total of 325.000 Euro, covering 50% of total project costs.

The project developed a series of technical instruments and regulatory proposals which could facilitate the diffusion of the Passivhaus standard, in the medium and long term in warm climates. As part of the work a change was proposed, and accepted by the Passivhaus Institut in Darmstadt, to modify the definition of the Passivhaus standard to include a limit for energy use for summer cooling and to explicitly allow for the use of the Adaptive Comfort model in building design. Otherwise a number of the Policy Recommendations made by the project were taken up in the European Directive 2010/31/EU of the 19th May 2012.

The project included eight partners, including three important centres of research active in the field of passive building design; The University of Seville (Professor Servando Alvarez), The University of Nottingham (Professor Brian Ford) and the Passivhaus Instiut from Germany. The project was coordinated by eERG in the person of Andrew Pindar.

Period: 2005-2007

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