Passive House schools
The Passive House Standard is a sensible alternative, not only for residential buildings. The Passive House Standard has been successfully realised in many different types of buildings including offices, hostels, factories, administrative buildings, sports halls and kindergartens.
Passive House school buildings are particularly interesting. Hundreds of school buildings have been realised using the standard and experiences gained from their use are now available: The Passive House Standards allows for energy savings of around 75% in comparison with average new school buildings - and of course there is no need for a conventional additional heating system. The additional investment costs are within reasonable limits. What is important is the know-how - which can be obtained by every architect thanks to the book “Passive House Schools” ( a proceeding of a working session funded by the Hessian Ministry of Economic Affairs.