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Passivhus: En jämförelse mellan olika byggnadstekniska lösningar för ytterväggar
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Civil and Architectural Engineering.
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Civil and Architectural Engineering.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This report aims to examine the design of a passive house. The design addresses the selection of

material, sizing and selection of both building services systems and building technical features such

as load-bearing framework and moisture control. Interior layout is designed for a family of two

adults and one child.

A big part of the report is devoted to an in-depth comparison of three different wall constructions of

passive house standard. The structures that have been compared are a lightweight timber structure, a

heavier concrete structure and a sandwich wall of the brand Weber Leca. The report covers various

aspects such as air flow, wall thickness, the risks associated with the construction, U-value, thermal

bridges, power consumption, price, and assembly costs. The purpose is to decide what kind of wall

that would be the best option for the house. To give a satisfactory answer to this, two other

questions first needed to be answered;

"what is a passive house?" and

"what is the difference between a passive

and an ordinary house?"


It doesn´t exist a clear definition of what a passive house is, however,

Forum för energieffektiva byggnader

(roughly translated in to

the Forum for energy efficient buildings

, referred to in the text as: FEBY) has

developed a specification for low energy houses. The specification contains specific numbers on how

much power and energy a house can consume and still be called a passive house. The main

difference between an ordinary house, and a passive house turned out to be precisely those numbers.

It is worth noting that no specific requirements, except requirements for U-values of windows, is

required by the design itself to be called a passive house as long as you meet the energy and power

specification (Erlandsson et al., 2009).

The final analysis for the three wall structures were made using a weighting table and the result was

that the concrete wall was the best suited for this purpose. When the house was planned with this

wall structure it manage to accomplish the FEBY requirements that have been addressed in this

report and thus can be presented as "projected for Passive Houses accorded to FEBY" (Erlandsson

et al., 2009).

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 178 p.
Keyword [sv]
Passivhus, yttervägg, husprojektering, FEBY
National Category
Civil Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-102418OAI: diva2:552668
Subject / course
Built Environment
Educational program
Master of Science in Engineering - Urban Management
Available from: 2012-10-01 Created: 2012-09-14 Last updated: 2012-10-01Bibliographically approved

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