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Utvärdering av befintliga passivhus: En byggnadsfysikalisk bedömning och mätningar om temperatur, och fukt analys på ytterväggarna
Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Energy price are on the way up to a high level that will not diminish in the future make us to focus more on the sustainable development for a better solution of residential houses. Passive house or low energy housing are one of the solution to make residential more environment friendly, in same time it´s a financial security using less energy, and saving money. The last 10 years in Germany and all around Europe the concept of passive house been developed, and people aim to know more about these concept that leading the market more attractive for passive houses. A passive house is a well designed building highly insulated and air tight with mechanical ventilated system for the whole building envelope that minimizes the use of energy for heating [1].

The housing company Mimer has chosen to invest in low energy consumption in every new housing project.  These future plan projects are decided to use less than 75 kwh per square meter annually in purchased energy [2].

This thesis is about new constructed passive houses, and focuses on the evaluations of the temperature, and moisture condition for attic, external walls and joist. Reason for doing this investigation is to see if passive houses fulfill the building codes regarding moisture, and temperature changes, and to find in early stage suspicious changes that could affect badly on the building envelop. The aim of this study is

-         Moisture risk analyses of the attic, external walls and joist

-         Studying temperature analysis


With highly insulated walls the risk for moistures extra sensitive than normal building construction.  Also during summer time the comfort inside may be surprised by high indoor temperature and one solution for that could be using sun shading. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 34 p.
Keyword [en]
low energy building, passive house, moisture transfer, external walls, temperature, thermal comfort
Keyword [sv]
lågenergihus byggnad, passivhus, fukttransport, ytterväggar, temperatur, termisk komfort.
National Category
Building Technologies
URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-15283OAI: diva2:551344
Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics
Available from: 2012-09-28 Created: 2012-09-10 Last updated: 2012-09-28Bibliographically approved

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